La Vaghezza is an international ensemble specializing in the historically informed performance of music from the 17th and 18th centuries, with a special interest in Italian music of the early 1600s.
Since their founding in 2016 they have performed in Europe's most esteemed festivals and concert series such as Utrecht Early Music Festival, Bruges MA Festival, Monteverdi Festival Cremona, Gottingen Handel Festspiele, Ambronay Festival, Innsbruck Festival, Buxton Festival, Festival MiTo, Auditorium de Lyon, Cité de la Voix Vezelay, Thessaloniki Baroque Festival, Società Aquilana Barattelli. Upcoming highlights include concerts at the Valletta International Festival and Festival de Musica Antigua Sevilla.
La Vaghezza recently became the first group to win all three prizes at the prestigious Handel Gottingen Competition (2018) and have been selected for a fourth year of support with EEEmerging, with whom they will release their first CD on Outhere - Ambronay Editions (autumn 2020).
The members of La Vaghezza are all highly sought after instrumentalists in their own right, working closely with artists such as Alfredo Bernardini, Enrico Onofri, Jordi Savall, Rachel Podger, Amandine Bayer, and with ensembles such as Il Pomo d’Oro, Orquestra Barroca de Sevilla, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Modo Antiquo, Les Arts Florissants, La Venexiana.
‘From the first notes, the quality of La Vaghezza’s playing was remarkable[…] A tightly woven ensemble that gave an engaged and stirring performance [...] La Vaghezza seduced us with the quality and the élan of their interpretation’
‘I am happy that this group - founded by some of my best students - decided to call themselves La Vaghezza, an aesthetic concept so dear to me. With their extraordinaty talents and energies they are sure to live up to their name’
‘I think they are unconventional. They are unconventional and really new. I can never quite relax when they play, as I am surprised again and again - they question my positions and my securities, and rightly so. These young people are the window into our future and we can only learn from them’ Alessandro De Marchi, conductor and director of the Innsbruck Festival
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