Il Giardino Armonico - The 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival
When: 14-15 Mar 2014 Fri-Sat 20:15
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Photo: Giovanni Antonini ©Marco Borggreve
Music Director, Flute and Chalumeaux: GIOVANNI ANTONINI
Bringing together Europe's finest period instrument players, Baroque music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico first came to prominence with definitive performances of Vivaldi concertos. Their ground-breaking recording of The Four Seasons and many other of their CDs have received top recording industry prizes including Diapason d'Or, Gramophone Award and Choc du Monde de la Musique prize.
Photo: IL GIARDINO ARMONICO ©Decca Classics
The group's involvement with Cecilia Bartoli, star mezzo-soprano who stunned audiences in previous HKAF, most famously on two Grammy winning recordings, the Vivaldi Album, and the global best-seller, Sacrificium, has brought it even greater celebrity.
Photo: IL GIARDINO ARMONICO ©Stefan Schweiger
Bearing out their reputation as today's unrivalled Vivaldi interpreters, their concerts feature Vivaldi in context with several Italian and German contemporaries, including Handel, Biber and Telemann, exploring music for strings and two early woodwind instruments, the chalumeau and flautino.
Led by founder and distinguished recorder player, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico blow away early music cobwebs with their stylishness, feisty sense of enjoyment and perfect playing.
Photo: IL GIARDINO ARMONICO ©Giampiero Lessio
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