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AYAME Ensemble Baroque was founded in 2016, consisting of four Japanese musicians who met at  the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels). 'Ayame' is a name for the iris flower in Japanese – it is also a symbol of Brussels. AYAME is specialized in the repertoire of 18th century quartets which possess a spirit of 'conversation galantes et amusentes'. They search for a beautiful mixture of European, refined and known/unknown masterpieces; and Japanese, delicate ensemble playing and interpretations. Upon their music, they weave universal textile. They are exploring the repertory of quartets for Flute, Violin, Viola da Gamba and Basso Continuo such as Jean-Baptiste Quentin.  AYAME has been already invited to several famous music festivals and concert series such as the Festival Midis Minimes, Anderlecht Concert Series, and the Museum Plantin-Moretus (Belgium), Musica Antiqua 2017/2018, Musica in Villa Cagnola (Italy), and Hokutopia International Music festival (Japan). They are going to make their first CD recording in Italy in 2019-20.