Europa Galante was founded in 1990 by its musical director and internationally acclaimed violinist Fabio Biondi, and quickly established itself as the foremost Italian period instrument ensemble, breathing new life into baroque and classical repertoire. The ensemble specialised initially in the Italian composers of the 17th and 18th centuries and, following the release of its first record dedicated to Vivaldi concertos, the ensemble has received worldwide recognition, consistently gaining the highest level of critical acclaim including the including the Diapason d'Or de l’Année and Choc de Musique. Europa Galante now performs a variety of well-known repertoire and unearths hidden gems from Handel opera to Bach orchestral suites, Rossini opera to the chamber music of Boccherini.
Intermusica has toured Europa Galante since 2012 when the ensemble toured Mexico as part of Festival Cervantino. Since then together they have travelled to give performances in Russia, China, Korea and Japan for staged productions of Vivaldi’s L’Oracolo in Messenia, Europa Galante’s recording of which received the Diapason D’Or.
自2012年起Intermusica就开始为嘉兰古乐团进行巡演，首场巡演是在墨西哥塞万提斯国际艺术节上举行的。自那时起，乐团在俄罗斯、中国和韩国以及最近在日本都进行过巡演，曲目有维瓦尔第的L’Oracolo in Messenia。这首曲目的唱片录制使乐团荣获了金音叉这一殊荣。
Europa Galante has has toured widely throughout the world in many of the world’s major concert halls and theatres including Teatro alla Scala Milan, Rome’s Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Musikverein, New York’s Lincoln Center, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Highlights of the current season include a Monteverdi and Italian programme with Ian Bostridge at the Berlin Pierre Boulez Saal, Wiener Konzerthaus and Auditorio Nacional de Música Madrid, where Biondi is Artist in Residence; Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle at Musikfest Bremen; Monteverdi Ulisse in Patria at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg; and an Italian tour of Bach’s orchestral suites including at the beautiful Teatro della Pergola in Florence.
The latest additions to their extraordinary discography on Warner Classics, Virgin and Gloss include Vivaldi’s ‘Farewell concertos’ (Diapason d’Or), and ‘Boemia Concertos’ (Star Recording of The Strad), their acclaimed recording of Bellini Capuleti e Montecchi, and Verdi Macbeth (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik), following Vivaldi operas such as Bazajet, Oracolo in Messenia and Ercole sul Termodonte, released on Warner Classics with Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau, Philippe Jaroussky, Vivica Genaux and Rolando Villazón).
Intermusica represents the group in many territories worldwide including Asia, Latin and South America, the UK and the Netherlands.
For a selection of programmes please visit the downloads section.
自从第一张维瓦尔第的协奏曲唱片发行之后，乐团得到了世界的认可，获得了各项荣誉。在与法国唱片公司Opus 111合作之后，乐团与Virgin Classics开展了持续15年的密切合作。乐团两次获得格莱美奖的提名，第一次是2004年录制的维瓦尔第协奏曲con molti strumenti，第二次则是2006年录制的维瓦尔第Bajazet。
Joined by a cast of seven singers, Biondi and his orchestra will give these rare performances of Silla - one of Handel's 'London operas' - in Yokohama, Japan.
Silla, composed in 1713, tells a story of the Roman dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla, and is thought to have had only one performance in Handel's time.
The orchestra and Fabio Biondi will also perform an instrumental programme including Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, in Tokyo, Kyoto and Fukuoka.
Sonia Prina Silla
Sunhae Im Metella
Vivica Genaux Lepido
Roberta Invernizzi Flavia
Maria Hinojosa Celia
Michael Borth Il Dio
Hilary Summers Claudio
23 Febraury 2020: Barocksaal, Kyoto
29 February 2020: Kanagawa Kenritsu Ongakudo Hall, Yokohama
1 March 2020: Kanagawa Kenritsu Ongakudo Hall, Yokohama
3 March 2020: Oji Hall, Tokyo
4 March 2020: ACROS Fukuoka
17th February 2020: İş Sanat Culture Center
Choir: Choir of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic
Aleksander Teliga – Antoni, bass
Wojciech Gierlach - Szóstak, bass
Ewa Tracz – Zosia, soprano
Matheus Pompeu – Franek, tenor
Mariusz Godlewski – Jakub, baritone
Paweł Cichoński – Feliks, tenor (from the Choir)
Soloists (Il Corsaro):
Aleksey Bogdanov – Pasha Seida, bartitone
Karen Gardeazabal – Gulnara, soprano
Iván Ayón Rivas – Corrado, tenor
Ilona Mataradze – Medora, soprano
Mateusz Stachura – Giovanni, baritone (from the Choir)
Paweł Cichoński – Eunuco, Schiavo, Aga Selimo, tenor (from the Choir)
16 August 2019 - Flis, Moniuszko
24 August 2019 - Il Corsaro, Verdi
10 August 2019
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh International Festival
Fabio Biondi and his critically acclaimed orchestra will be joined by the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir for this concert performance of what has been described as ‘The Polish national opera’.
The story is one of love, betrayal, heartbreak and, ultimately, the suicide of Halka - a young girl who falls pregnant with the child of Janusz, a wealthy landowner, only for him to leave her for another woman and for her to lose her baby.
5 January 2019
Teatr Wielki, Warsaw, Poland
The soloists will be the ensemble's Director, Fabio Biondi, Andrea Rognoni and mezzo soprano Vivica Genaux, whose album 'Pyrotechnics' - described in the Gramophone as showcasing 'dazzling Vivaldian vocal fireworks' and recorded with Biondi and Europa Galante - features on the tour.
12 May 2018
Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai, China
13 May 2018
NCPA, Beijing, China
15 May 2018
LOTTE Concert Hall, Seoul, South Korea
Vivica Genaux, mezzo soprano
Désirée Rancatore, coloratura soprano
Emanuele D'Aguanno, tenor
27 February 2017
Palace of Arts, Budapest
The award-winning Italian period chamber ensemble, led by violinist Fabio Biondi, performs Vivaldi Four Seasons, Pachelbel Canon in D and other Italian classics by Corelli, Locatelli and Albinoni on 11 October 2016. The concert is the first time Europa Galante performs in the United Arab Emirates.
11th October 2016
Dubai Opera, United Arab Emirates
First performed in 1738 in Venice, L’Oracolo in Messenia was assembled by Vivaldi for the famously extravagant and subversive Venice carnival. The lost scores have been pieced together by Biondi from rare and forgotten manuscripts as well as published scores and brought to life by a cast including Magnus Staveland, Marianne Beate Kielland, Vivica Genaux, Franziska Gottwald and Julia Lezhneva.
In contrast to this tale of love, revenge and corruption, Europa Galante also presents Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Birmingham, Tokyo and Matsumoto featuring mezzo-soprano Genaux.
On departure from Japan, the ensemble travels to the Hong Kong Arts Festival for a recital by Biondi, accompanied by harpsichordist Paola Poncet. In addition is a performance based on Europa Galante’s latest CD release, Chiara’s Diary, which received a five-star review in BBC Music Magazine. The programme brings together a collection of concertos dedicated to Chiara, a young woman left on the steps of Ospedale della Pietá as a baby who subsequently studied violin at the orphanage and music school in Venice. Europa Galante’s programme focuses on Venetian composers works written for Chiara and is accompanied by a short film, telling Chiara’s story alongside musical excerpts performed by Europa Galante.
19 February 2015
Town Hall, Birmingham
20 February 2015
Barbican Centre, London
28 February 2015
Kanagawa Kenritsu Ongakudo Hall, Yokohama
1 March 2015
Kanagawa Kenritsu Ongakudo Hall, Yokohama
3 March 2015
Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo
4 March 2015
Harmony Hall, Matsumoto
6 March 2015
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong
7 March 2015
Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
Led by director and violinist Fabio Biondi, the group started its tour in South Korea and performed as part of the Seoul International Music Festival. The concert was aired live on radio and recorded for TV broadcast both in partnership with KBS, South Korea’s biggest broadcasting network.
Following a performance at the Daegu Ayang Arts Center, the group travelled to mainland China for performances in the May Festival at the NCPA Beijing and at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre.
The concert in Beijing, featuring works from Vivaldi’s La stravanganza (The Extravagance) set of violin concerti, was recorded and made available on the NCPA’s Classical Channel, together with an interview with Fabio Biondi.
7 May 2014: Seoul Arts Center
8 May 2014: Daegu Ayang Arts Center
9 May 2014: NCPA Beijing
11 May 2014: Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre
The performance featured as part of the new International Early Music Festival under the patronage of the governor of the Moscow region. 'Baroque Masterpieces' was the festival's theme and Europa Galante's performance included works by Sammartini, Geminiani, Vivaldi, Telemann and Corelli given in the beautiful Arkhangelskoye Palace.
The performance was broadcast live on Radio Orpheus.
10 June 2014: Arkhangelskoye Palace, Moscow
Vivica Genaux (mezzo soprano) and Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) join forces with Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante for this exciting project, performing the lost arias of Vivaldi's Scanderbeg in Tirana. The opera is based on the story of Albanian noblman and hero, George Castriot (also known as 'Skanderbeg'), however, this is believed to be the first time the work has been performed in Albania.
The programme is also to include other works by Vivaldi, including his Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor RV522 and Violin Concerto in D major RV222.
26 June 2018
Resurrection Cathedral, Tirana, Albania
Europa Galante performs for the second time at the International Festival Cervantino in October 2012, one of South America's most highly regarded arts events of the year.
Taking in three cities across Mexico, the programme - Brioschi Symphony in D major, Haydn Divertimento in D major, Scaccia Violin Concerto in E flat major, Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in G major Op.3 No.3 RV.310, Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV.1043 and Handel Suite from 'Rodigo' - is also broadcast on Festival Cervantino’s official website as well as through the festival’s own radio and television channel.
Also as part of the festival, Biondi performs a solo recital at the Templo de la Valenciana. The programme, accompanied by Andrea Perugi, includs music by Vivaldi, Verancini, Bach and Lonati.
13 October 2012
Templo de la Valenciana, Guanajuato
14 October 2012
Templo de la Valenciana, Guanajuato (recital)
14 October 2012
Teatro del Bicentario, León
15 October 2012
Catedral de Tepic