Florisma are a historical chamber ensemble featuring soprano voice with period instruments, comprising some of the UK's most exciting young early musicians. They perform a varied repertoire of predominantly secular baroque music, both vocal and instrumental, and aim to be inventive with their programming, instrumentation and interplay between the players. They are known for their creative, playful and personal approach to the repertoire, and for their sense of unity, “creating a rare feeling if intimacy around their performances.” Winning the institution's Corton-Hyde Early Music Prize, they received regular chamber music coaching from Henrik Persson, with specialist guidance from Dr Shirley Thompson. All founding members graduated with Distinction from Birmingham Conservatoire and went on to pursue performance careers with a focus on early and chamber music. They are now excited to be releasing their first disc: Handel's Neun Deutsche Arien with Convivium Records in 2016, featuring guest artists Gail Hennessey (Baroque Oboe) and Penelope Spencer (Baroque Violin).