Marco Horvat (vocal, theorbo, baroque guitar)
Olga Pitarch (vocal)
About the artists:
Faenza has developed an artistic approach that, on the one hand, favours programs of diminutive dimensions, in which the music is conveyed in settings conceived for intimacy (Le Salon de Musique), and on the other hand, juxtaposes early music with contemporary styles. Between these two extremes, Faenza also produces musical shows with costumes and sets, staged concerts (La Semaine Mystique) and "traditional" early music concerts (Amorosa Fenice, Il Giardino di Giulio Caccini, ll Mazzetto di Fiori, La Conversation, Le Chants des Charlatans and Madrigali e Sonate di Giovanni Zamboni).
Marco Horvat has always approached early music in a singular way, studying Southern Indian music in Madras and Bombay for four years with singer Aruna Sairam, then Medieval and Renaissance music at the Schola Cantorum (Bâle) with Dominique Vellard and Bob Crawford Young. He has played in ensembles such as Gilles Binchois, Alla Francesca, La Simphonie du Marais, XVIII-21 Musique des Lumières, Akademia, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Ensemble William Byrd, Huelgas Ensemble, Le Poème Harmonique, Le Concert Spirituel, Le Concert d’Astrée, and Artaserse. In 1996, he created Faenza.
Having received diplomas in voice and piano from the Conservatorio Superior de Mùsica (Valencia) and the Musikhochschule (Vienna), Olga Pitarch is a soloist in oratorios and in operas. Her predilection for the Baroque period led her to discover a large Spanish repertoire. She has performed with ensembles such as Al Ayre Español, La Capella de Ministrers, Estil Concertant, Elyma, and the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla y Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara. Pitarch has also performed with Le Parlement de Musique, Les Jeunes Solistes, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Faenza and Les Arts Florissants.