The generous engagement of a private patron enabled NeoBarock to order their own harpsichord from the currently world’s best harpsichord maker. In January 2013, NeoBarock travelled to Italy to see Bruce Kennedy, in order to try out different models. Due to the maker’s excitement for the ensemble, he built the two-manual Blanchet instrument within half a year. At a concert for sponsors and friends in Tuscany in 2013, the harpsichord was solemnly inaugurated. It has been a part of the happy Neos ever since, and accompanies them to concerts, as long as spatial distance allows for it. The harpsichord contributes to NeoBarock’s typical sound.
Thanks to private support, NeoBarock attained another excellent instrument – a viola modeled after the Amati brothers’ and built by Roger Hargrave – a perfect addition to the collection and sound of NeoBarock.