The traverso player Vera Plosila is one of the active voices of young Finnish early musicians. She holds master’s diplomas in Early Music from the Hague and Helsinki, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Dutch-Flemish docARTES program. Her research dives onto the aesthetic philosophy discussed at the Berlin Montagsklub in the 1750–70’s and its connection to the circle’s instrumental chamber music.
Plosila has featured as an orchestral and chamber musician with the groups Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Nylandia, Weimar Baroque, Trondheim Barokk, Amsterdam Corelli Collective, and Q Ensemble Berlin. In 2016 Plosila was selected as one of the finalists of the EAR-ly soloists’ competition held at the BRQ Vantaa Festival.
During summer 2021, Plosila led a collaboration project between the three Nordic early-music groups Ensemble Nylandia (FI), Camerata Öresund (SE/DK) and Cantoque Ensemble (IS), focusing on the connections of German and Nordic eighteenth-century court music. In 2022 she designed a collaboration program for the ensembles Nylandia, Hyperborea (NO), and Estonian Baroque Ensemble (EE) that focused on Nordic, Baltic, German and French high-Baroque repertoire from the Düben manuscript collection. The initiative extends further into a collaboration with the ensemble Weimar Baroque (DE) in 2023.
Apart from performing and research, Plosila is keenly interested in historical music pedagogy.