Académie baroque européenne d’Ambronay (FR)

When: Thursday, 16. 7. 2015 at 20:30

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Ticket price: 5 / 20 / 25 EUR

Festibus: 17:40- Ljubljana - Rogaška Slatina - Ljubljana (10,00 EUR)

Académie baroque européenne d’Ambronay & Radio Antiqua (FR)

Enrico Onofri (conductor, violin)


Violino Fantastico
Les grands concertos baroques pour trois instruments


Artist message

Incredible young musicians, selected into the best early music conservatories in Europe! Upon the direction of the famous violinist and conductor Enrico Onofri, they will perform the most known composers from the 17 and 18th century.


About the project

This concert will be the outcome of a pedagogical project combining the Ambronay Baroque Academy young instrumentalists, recruited all over Europe, and the Radio Antiqua musicians, an ensemble supported within the European project: eeemerging (Emerging European Ensembles). Together, they will work on this program during a training period at Collegio Ghisleri of Pavia under the pedagogical responsibility and the musical direction of Enrico Onofri, from July 5th to July 14th and before the tour that will take place from July 15th to July 25th.

About the concert programme

Violino Fantastico proposes an eclectic program honoring no less than five European composers from the end of the 17th century to the second half of the 18th century. All, on their own style, have been extremely innovative and have illustrated with their pieces the concept of virtuosity. Our program will develop those concepts around forms made for “3 soloists”, an instrumental typology chosen by composers for aesthetical reasons but also for symbolic reasons linked to the number three, a magical and sacred number. 

Through the program, we will particularly discover Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). His pieces, despite being rooted in the German tradition and being quite famous for their contributions to sacred vocal music and to the organ repertoire, make the connection between Italian composers and the aesthetic developed by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Two of the most glorious representatives of the Baroque movement in Italy are also programmed: Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), violinist and conductor known for his sonatas da chiesa, his sonatas da camera and his wonderful Concerti Grossi from the Opus 6, and Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741). We will hear two of his most emblematic pieces: Concerto Grosso in G minor extracts from “L’estro Armonico” for two violins, cellos and strings, and the concerto “Per eco in lontano”, a later composition that gives importance to the strings’ spatialization, showing with success a vigorous rhythmic at the same time as an astonishing vitality.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) did not err, he translated some pieces of the “prete rosso” and allowed the fusion between the Concerto Grosso and soloist, and knew how to combine French and Italian styles, without neglecting the classical counterpoint and pure virtuosity: his six Brandenburg Concerto represent an amazing summary of the musical art of his times. The concerto introduced through this program is the more representative of the number 3: it is the third one, it is written for three groups of three instruments ( 3 violins, 3 altos, 3 cellos). That’s why it is symbolically the concert’s central concerto.

To achieve this panorama, Georg Philipp Telemann’s concerto in F major for 3 violins will illustrate the “gallant style” very present at this time, realizing a striking fusion of Italian, French and German styles.

Enrico Onofri


Académie baroque européenne d’Ambronay (FR)

The 22nd Ambronay European Baroque Academy (Academie baroque européenne d'Ambronay) will be conducted by Paul Agnew, who for the first time will take on musical direction, staging and educational supervision.

Radio Antiqua (FR)

Radio Antiqua was founded in The Hague in 2012 by a group of young international musicians specialized in the performance of early music on period instruments. Winner of both jury’s and public’s prize at the International Händel-Festspiele Göttingen Competition 2014, it has been invited as Artist in Residence of the Centre Culturel of Ambronay (France), Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia (Italy), and Károlyi-Kastély (Hungary). The ensemble regularly performs at festivals such as Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (Austria), Grachten Festival (The Netherlands), Festival d’Ambronay, Pavia Barocca.

Concert programme

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerto I (Op. 6/1)
Largo-Allegro-Largo-Allegro / Largo / Allegro / Allegro


Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Canon et gigue pour trois violons et basse continue


Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Sonata (Op. 2/1)
Prélude / Allemande / Courante / Gavotte puis Chaconne


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto 3. a tre Violini, tre Viole, è tre Violoncelli, col Basso per il Cembalo.
("Six Concerts / Avec plusieurs Instruments / Dediees A Son Altesse Royalle / Monseigneur CRETIEN LOUIS / Marggraf de Brandenbourg &c. &c. &c. / par Jean Sebastien Bach".)


*** Intermission 20 min ***


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto con violino Principale et altro violino per eco in lontano (RV552)
Allegro / Larghetto / Allegro


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto (TWV 53:F1)
Allegro / Largo / Vivace


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
CONCERTO II Con due Violini e Violoncello obligato
Adagio e spiccato / Allegro / Largo / Allegro


Rogaška Slatina, Grand hotel Rogaška

Rogaška Slatina z večstoletno tradicijo sodi med starejša in pomembnejša zdravilišča v Sloveniji in Evropi. Leta 1803 se je iz majhnega zaselka ob vrelcih začel razvijati moderni zdraviliški center. V 19. in na začetku 20. stoletja so bili zgrajeni prvi hoteli: Zdraviliški dom oz. današnji Grand hotel Rogaška superior, Styria, Strossmayer ter osrednja zdraviliška dvorana oz. današnja Kristalna dvorana. Slednja predstavlja največji in najpomembnejši kulturni spomenik v Rogaški Slatini.



The price of coach provided for all concerts from Ljubljana and Zagreb is 10€. Departure from Hala Tivoli and Lisinski Hall.