Joanna Blendulf and JungHae Kim started the Ensemble Mirable in 1996 at Indiana University's Early Music Institute.
The group focusses on exploring the many variations in continuo performance across different baroque styles. Ensemble Mirable is a flexible performing entity. In 1998, Ensemble Mirable relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 2000, Ensemble Mirable won honorable mention in the second Dorian Group/Early Music America International Recording Competition for their performance of sonatas by Jean Zewalt Triemer].