Europa Galante (Fabio Biondi)

Europa Galante was founded in 1990 by its musical director Fabio Biondi who wanted to form an Italian period instrument ensemble to perform both baroque and classical repertoire. The ensemble has a varying structure and often performs chamber music such as the string sonatas of Italian composers of the seventeenth century.

The ensemble’s repertoire includes the operas of Handel such as Agrippina and Imeneo as well as Vivaldi including Bazajet, Ercole sul Termodonte, Oracolo in Messenia and many pre-eighteenth century instrumental works. The group is also widely known for its performances of the works of Alessandro Scarlatti such as the oratorios (Maddalena, La Santissima Trinità), serenatas (Clori, Dorino e Amore) and operas including Massimo Puppieno, Il Trionfo dell’Onore, La Principessa Fedele and Carlo Re d’Allemagna. Europa Galante collaborates regularly with the Fondazione Santa Cecilia in Rome to rediscover and restore eighteenth-century Italian operas such as Antonio Caldara’s La Passione di Gesù Cristo, L. Leo’s Sant’Elena al Calvario, or Gesu sotto il peso della Croce by F.di Mayo. Last season in Rome the ensemble has presented La Foresta Incantata by Francesco Geminiani, together with an animated film by Fabio Biondi and the director Davide Livermore.

Europa Galante has performed in many of the world’s major concert halls and theatres including La Scala in Milan, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, Lincoln Center in New York and the Sydney Opera House. The ensemble has toured throughout Australia, Japan, Europe, Canada, Israel, the USA and South America.

 

Tours 2018/19
11 September 2018 Musikfest Bremen – Programm “European Migrants” works by Mascitti, Händel, Geminiani, Myslivecek,  Luigi Boccherini and others
15 September 2018 Musikfest Bremen – Gioacchino Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle

 

Reviews “Farewell Concerts” (U.S. January 2018)

 

More Reviews
“I will certainly be looking out for any future releases he (Fabio Biondi) cares to record.” – Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin_CD Kritik_Lynn René Bayley auf The Art Music Lounge
German newspaper  Weser-Kurier  about “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” at Musikfest Bremen 2016

 

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