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Phantasm

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Period(s) Renaissance, Baroque
Style of ensemble Instrumental, Consort

Biography

PHANTASM, an award-winning quartet of viols, was founded in 1994 by Laurence Dreyfus and has become recognised as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today.

The ensemble catapulted into international prominence when its debut CD of works by Henry Purcell won a Gramophone Award for the Best Baroque Instrumental Recording of 1997. performing in cities as Tokyo, New York, London, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Vienna, Hong Kong or Stockholm, in festivals and on concert series like Wigmore Hall, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Philharmonie Berlin, Brussels' Bozart, AMUZ Antwerp and Ghent's De Bijloke hall.

Their numerous recordings have won consistent praise, and several have received awards, including a Gramophone Award, Editor's Choice in BBC Music Magazine, finalist for the Gramophone Early Music Award, Diapason d'Or, CD of the Month by BBC Music Magazine and many others. Lawes's Royal Consort not only became the CD of the week in various broadcast stations all over Europe, in Australia and in the US, but also was on the first rankings of the UK specialist Classical Charts for several months.

Phantasm's members were based at the University of Oxford from 2005 to 2015. Since the beginning of 2016 the ensemble is at home in Berlin, Germany.


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Sample programme

Agent name

Andrea Braun, Sonus - Agentur für Alte Musik

Main contact name
Laurence Dreyfus

Postal address
Sonus - Agentur für Alte Musik Zweierweg 35 c 97074 Würzburg Germany

Members Names
Laurence Dreyfus - treble viol, director
Emilia Benjamin - treble & tenor viol
Jonathan Manson - tenor viol
Mikko Perkola - tenor & bass viol
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - bass viol

Telephone Number
+49 931 71423

Email address
info@sonus-alte-musik.de

Website address
www.phantasm.org.uk

Other associated sites
http://www.facebook.com/PhantasmViols http://twitter.com/phantasmviol