The ensemble

Into the Winds

Striking, rarefied and noble sonorities of instruments from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance allow Into the Winds to take the listener back in time, across bridges and through hidden passageways…. Founded in 2017, the ensemble consists primarily of five young multi-instrumentalists with a mission to introduce both sacred and secular music from the late Middle Ages to the early Renaissance to new audiences, via original programming and innovative concerts.

Winner of the 2019 Van Wassenaer competition organized by the Utrecht Early Music Festival and selected as a recipient of funding for new European ensembles by EEEMERGING+, Into the Winds has performed in numerous festivals across France and abroad such as Festival d’Ambronay, Festival de Saintes, Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Sinfonia en Périgord, Valloire Baroque, Baroque en Tarentaise, Musique Baroque du Jura, Promenades Musicales en Pays d’Auge, Les Intemporel-les, Musiques Anciennes de la Réole, Vochora, Oude Muziek (Utrecht), MA Festival (Bruges), Felix! Festival (Cologne), La Cité Bleue (Geneva), La Folia (Rougemont) and Innsbrucker Abendmusick, among others.

Into the Winds and their hautboys, sackbuts, trumpets, recorders, and various percussion instruments resound not only within famed concert halls but equally on the stages of current and contemporary programming, in the winding alleyways of medieval villages, the vestiges of ancient battlegrounds of old, and even upon the ramparts of fortified castles. While balancing their instrumental mastery with the energy and groove of a big band, the musicians are committed to sharing the joy of their music-making with others.

In 2023, Into the Winds released its first CD, Le Parfaict Danser, on the Ricercar label (RIC452). Comprised of the earliest notated dances from the 13th through the 15th centuries, the recording has been universally acclaimed by early-music reviewers and audiences alike.

Our approach

Co-founded in 2017 by Adrien Reboisson and Anabelle Guibeaud and now consisting of five early wind instrument specialists, the ensemble Into the Winds aims to introduce sacred and secular musical repertoire from the Middle Ages through the early Renaissance to as wide an audience as possible.

The ensemble makes use of rare or forgotten instruments – recorders, precursors to the oboe (such as shawms and bombards), Renaissance bassoons (dulcians), early brass (buisines, natural or slide trumpets, sackbuts), and historical percussion – and is passionately dedicated to their rediscovery. Seeking to align historically informed performance practice with musicological research as well as with creative and innovative programming, Into the Winds proposes immersive and marked experiences designed around universal and profound themes.

From the very beginning, the ensemble has collaborated with artisanal and specialized historical instrument makers; access to a large range of instruments which provide a multitude of sounds and timbres is essential in reflecting the diversity of what was heard in Europe during the 15th century. Thanks to ongoing research and recent discoveries of new (old!) sources and transcriptions, Into the Winds has compiled a rich repertoire that can transport listeners to other vibrant and varied states: privacy or extravagance, tumult or peace, festivities or moments of contemplation.

From the gothic sounds of trumpets filling the first cathedrals to the troubadour songs exalting courtly love, from the brilliant hautboys animating balls or feasts to the nonchalant virtuosity of tambourines and recorders improvising within princely estates, Into the Winds aspires to share the rich and diverse musical esthetics of the era with its audiences.

Into the Winds


CD Le Parfaict Danser
May 2023

Into the Winds releases its first CD, "Le Parfaict danser"

On May 12th 2023, Into the Winds released its first CD "Le Parfaict Danser" on the Ricercar label. This recording explores the earliest notated dances of the 13th to 15th centuries, the songs and pieces that were often their sources, as well as the more refined compositions that used them for inspiration.

Mécénat groupe Caisse des Dépôts
June 2022

Into the Winds receives funding from the Caisse des DĂ©pĂ´ts Group

In June 2022, Into the Winds received funding from the Caisse des DĂ©pĂ´ts Group, which supports the development of young ensembles and promotes access to music for all.

November 2019 - July 2023

Into the Winds joins the EEEMerging+ program for young European ensembles

In November 2019, Into the Winds gained admission to the European "Eeemerging+" program coordinated in France by the Centre Culturel de rencontre d'Ambronay.

Festival Oude Musiek Utrecht
September 2019

Into the Winds wins the Utrecht festival's international competition

In September 2019, Into the Winds took part in the Van Wassenaer international competition organized as part of the Utrecht Early Music Festival, one of Europe's most renowned early music festivals, and was awarded the jury prize, the Radio AVROTROS prize, and a tour of the Netherlands in 2021.

Into the Winds

The musicians

Adrien Reboisson

Adrien Reboisson : Shawms, recorders, curtals, direction

Rather than following a traditional course of musical studies, Adrien Reboisson discovered early music and dance while pursuing a degree in engineering, and subsequently changed fields in order to pursue his passion. He has studied the recorder with Denis Raisin-Dadre at the Conservatoire de Tours, the renaissance oboe with Jérémie Papasergio, Michèle Vandenbrouque and Ian Harrison, the baroque oboe with Elsa Franck at the Conservatoire de Caen, and the relationship between music and dance under the tutelage of Robin Joly. Adrien often leads renaissance balls in the role of dancing master, and performs with a number of early music ensembles such as Doulce Mémoire, Le Banquet du Roy, Compagnie Outre-Mesure, Le Poème Harmonique, Correspondances, and Sollazzo Ensemble.

Anabelle Guibeaud : Shawms, recorders, curtals

A keen enthusiast of early music repertoire and drawn to their colorful timbres, Anabelle Guibeaud is a recorder and Renaissance/baroque oboe specialist. After studying the recorder with Claire Michon at the Conservatoire de Poitiers, the Musikhochschule in Leipzig with Antje Hensel, and the Conservatoire de Tours with Denis Raisin Dadre, Anabelle began to play renaissance double reed instruments under the guidance of Jérémie Papasergio and Ian Harrison, and studied the baroque oboe with Elsa Franck and Jean-Marc Philippe (CRR de Caen, CRD d’Orsay). Anabelle appears in concert and in recordings with a number of renaissance and baroque ensembles, and teaches recorder and historical oboes at the Conservatoire de Limoges.

Anabelle Guibeaud
Marion le Moal

Marion le Moal : Shawms, recorders, curtals

Marion le Moal discovered the field of early music via her recorder training, and was quickly captivated by the music and particularly the wind instruments of the Renaissance period. After completing her recorder degree at the Conservatoire de Tours with Denis Raisin-Dadre, she pursued her studies in the Netherlands at the Utrecht Conservatorium, in addition to the Pôle Supérier de Musique in Poitiers with Claire Michon. Her interest in early double reed instruments flourished thanks to the guidance Jérémie Papasergio and Ian Harrison, and studied the baroque oboe with Elsa Franck and Antoine Torunczyk. She teaches recorder at the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt and performs regularly with early music groups such as Ensemble Consonance, Eolus, Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, and the Le Concert Spirituel.

Rémi Lécorché : Sackbut, Slide trumpet, buisine, recorders

Multi-talented Rémi Lécorché performs on a number of different instruments, including the sackbut, recorders, euphonium, serpent and slide-trumpet. He began his musical education in Montargis and went on to study at the Conservatoire de Tours, Conservatoire de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, as well as the CNSM de Lyon. He performs regularly in France and abroad with divers ensembles such as Doulce Mémoire, Pygmalion, Tasto Solo, Marguerite Louise, Mensa Sonora, Daedalus, Les Trucking Sisters, Les Coccigrues, Consonance, Les Cris de Paris, L’Acheron, Sollazzo Ensemble, Concerto Soave, and La Compagnie de la Tempête.

Rémi Lécorché
Laurent Sauron

Laurent Sauron : Percussion

The percussionist Laurent Sauron received classical training at the Pôle Supérieure de Musique in Aubervilliers, where he was awarded the DNSPM, Diplôme d’Etat, and Licence de Musicologie. At the same time he studied the harpsichord, earning diplomas in performance and in basso continuo. In addition, he gained further experience in early percussion through orchestral courses, including the Académie du Périgord Noir, and the Orchestre Français des Jeunes Baroque. He plays regularly with La Cappella Mediterranea, Les Talents Lyriques, Le Concert Spirituel, B'Rock, Il Festino, and Ensemble Clematis, and Les Arts Florissants.

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