Ensemble harvests the heritage of the Societ‡ Cameristica di Lugano,
which since the early Fifties and with Edwin Loehrer developped an
essential activity in the recovery of vocal and instrumental works of
the Baroque, earning world-wide success with live performances and
recording (among which several Golden Records).
Together with the Swiss Radio Choir, in these last
years, under the direction of Diego Fasolis and with the name
"Ensemble Vanitas" it has realized several concerts and
records always enthusiastically welcomed by the specialized critic
(Bach, Magnificat e Cantata BWV 21, Johannespassion ARTS (+ Video SSR),
Galuppi "Il mondo alla roversa" CPO, Monteverdi "Vespro
della Beata Vergine" ARTS (+Video SSR), H‰ndel "Dixit
Dominus, Dettingen Te Deum" ARTS, Purcell "Ode on St.
Cecilia's Day" ARTS, Vivaldi, "Gloria, Magnificat, Dixit"
Amadeus Giubileo 2000).
The First violin is the Swiss artist Duilio Galfetti
(well-known for his Teldec recordings). The Ensemble is made up in
variable formations of 6 to 26 musicians all renowned Swiss and Italian
virtuosi with a solid cultural and instrumental preparation and with
their own soloistic activity, acknowledged at international levels. They
all had also several experiences in groups as Amsterdam Baroque
Orchestra, English Consort, Giardino Armonico, Accademia Bizantina,
Europa Galante, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca...
The "latin" character of the performances
marked by virtuosity and rhythm, balanced by a constant expressive
melodiousness drives to the praise both audience and critic, who since
the beginnings is writing in enthusiastic terms.
The group will become the resident Ensemble for
Baroque Music of Lugano Festival 2000, the new musical enterprise which
will start with H‰ndel's Messiah and a program dedicated to Johann
Sebastian Bach in his 250th death anniversary.