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Biography

Founded by Amandine Beyer in 2006, the ensemble takes its name from the Venetian ‘'Accademia degli incogniti’', and attempts also to adopt the spirit of the name it bears by cultivating a taste for ‘'the unknown’' in all its forms: experimentation with sonorities, seeking out new repertoire, the rediscovery of the ‘'classics’', and so on.
Gli Incogniti reunites musicians who have met while participating in various projects over the past few years, who derive great pleasure from working and playing together and whose primary aim, in this new formation, is to convey a committed and coherent vision of the works they perform, guided by their combined sensibilities and taste. After some excellents critics awarded by their first recording devoted to the complete violin concertos by J. S. Bach Gli Incogniti has played at the most prestigious concert halls and early music festivals like the Paris Philharmonic, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Opéra de Monte Carlo (Monaco), Oji Hall Tokyo (Japan), Boston Early Music Festival (USA), Bergen International Festival (Norway), London Wigmore Hall (UK), Concertgebouw and MA Festival Brugge, à FLAGEY et BOZAR in Brussels, Handelsbeurs Gent, Liège Philharmonic (Belgium), Oude Muziek Festival de Utrecht (NL), Luxembourg Philharmonic Via Stellae (Spain), Tage Alter Musik Regensburg (Germany), etc.
Their second CD, devoted to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and some previously unrecording violin concertos (Choc de l'année, 10 de Repertoire), published in 2008 has been welcomed by the critic as a "renewal" of the vivaldian discography, and was at the top of classical music sales in France.
Since then their recordings have been dedicated to composers very well known such as Corelli, Bach, Vivaldi, Pachelbel but also a little less famous such as Nicola Matteis or Johann Rosenmuller, Vivaldi were the ensemble explores different unpublished and unknown works. The specialized critics have received and awarded very well and uninamously all their recordings.

Their last Vivaldi release concerns the Concertos for two violins recorded with the great Italian violinist Giuliano Carmignola which has been on top of the charts again in 2016. In 2017 Gli Incogniti will return to Bach with a Bach questionning the authenticity of some of his pieces.




Upcoming Concerts

Bachfest Leipzig 2020

postponed - new dates tba

 

 

MDR Musiksommer

25.07.2020, Erfurt

postponed - new dates tba

 

 

Neuburger Barockkonzerte

10.10.2020, Neuburg an der Donau

postponed - new dates tba

 

 

Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie

04.05.2021, 19h30

with Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

Haydn, Richter, C.P.E. Bach

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