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I Fagiolini

Period(s) Renaissance
Style of ensemble Vocal

Biography

I Fagiolini is renowned for its innovative and often staged productions of this music. In 2004 the group premiered The Full Monteverdi, a dramatised account of the composer's Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603) by John La Bouchardière. In 2006 I Fagiolini toured its South African collaboration Simunye and in 2009 created Tallis in Wonderland, a new way of hearing polyphony with live and recorded voices. I Fagiolini teamed up with Australian contemporary circus company, Circa, for How Like An Angel (HLAA). It toured the UK as part of London 2012 returning in 2013 with 22 sell-out shows premiering as part of the Perth International Arts Festival and again in 2016 to Olavsfestdagene in Trondheim, Norway. I Fagiolini's most recent immersive theatre project, Betrayal: a polyphonic crime drama, premiered at the Barbican in May 2015 using the unsettling music of Carlo Gesualdo.

Upcoming performances include a tour of Monteverdi programmes for the 450th Monteverdi anniversary.

The group has recorded 21 CDs and five films, including their most recent disc Amuse-Bouche (French Choral Delicacies) on Decca Classics. They will release their newest album, Monteverdi 1640 Vespers, in May 2017 on Decca Classics. 

The group is delighted to be Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of York. 

Sample programme

Main contact name
Libby Percival

Postal address
Percius, AdviceHub, 66 Devonshire Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BL

Members Names
Director - Robert Hollingworth
Soprano - Anna Crookes, Kirsty Hopkins, Helen Neeves
Mezzo-Soprano - Clare Wilkinson, Eleanor Minney, Martha McLorinan
Countertenor - William Purefoy, Richard Wyn Roberts
Tenor - Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Matthew Long, Hugo Hymas
Baritone - Eamonn Dougan, Greg Skidmore
Bass - Charles Gibbs, Ben Rowarth, Jimmy Holliday

Telephone Number
+44 (0) 7718 752481

Email address
info@percius.co.uk

Website address
www.ifagiolini.com

YouTube website address
http://www.youtube.com/c/ifagiolini

Other associated sites
www.facebook.com/ifagiolini
twitter.com/ifagiolini
www.percius.co.uk