Europa Galante

Formed 1989.

Biography

Europa Galante is an Italian period instrument Baroque orchestra founded by violinist Fabio Biondi in 1990 and directed by him since that time.

The ensemble has been invited to play at important festivals and concert halls and has performed at La Scala in Milan, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Musikverein in Vienna, Lincoln Center in New York, the Sydney Opera House, and at Kraków Philharmonic.

Europa Galante is well known for its spirited interpretations of baroque classics such as Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. Europa Galante used to record for the OPUS 111 label, but now releases albums under Virgin Classics. Their records have won numerous prizes. For example, their record of Vivaldi's opera Bajazet was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006.

Europa Galante tours with mostly Italian Baroque programms with soloists like Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Maurice Steger (Recorder), David Daniels (Countertenor) or Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano).

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