I Fagiolini

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I Fagiolini
Origin Oxford, England
Genres Early music, Renaissance music, Contemporary music
Years active 1986-present
Labels Chandos Records
Website www.ifagiolini.com
Members Robert Hollingworth
Anna Crookes - Soprano
Julia Doyle - Soprano
Emma Tring - Soprano
Clare Wilkinson - Mezzo soprano
William Purefoy - Counter-Tenor
Richard Wyn Roberts - Counter-Tenor
Matthew Long - Tenor
Nicholas Hurndall Smith - Tenor
Eamonn Dougan - Baritone
Charles Gibbs - Bass
Past members Robin Blaze
Matthew Brook
Carys Lane
Giles Underwood
Roderick Williams
Nicholas Mulroy
Hugh Wilson[1]

I Fagiolini is a British vocal ensemble specialising in early music and contemporary music. Founded by Robert Hollingworth at Oxford in 1986, the group won the UK Early Music Network’s Young Artists’ Competition in 1988 and a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2006. It has an international reputation for presenting music in unusual ways, especially for featuring in John La Bouchardière's production and film The Full Monteverdi, worldwide. I Fagiolini has recorded some 15 CDs, mostly for Chandos Records, as well as a DVD of Orazio Vecchi's L'Amfiparnaso with Simon Callow.

The group has recorded the recently found Striggio 40-part mass (1566), released in March 2011. The CD won the Early Music category in the 2011 Gramophone Awards and a Diapason d'Or de l'Année.

Frequent guests[edit]

  • Barokksolistene - Period instruments
  • David Miller - Lute
  • Catherine Pierron - Harpsichord
  • Eligio Quinteiro - Lute
  • Joy Smith Harp

Recent recordings[edit]

  • Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Viadana: 1612 Italian Vespers (2012) CD Decca Classics 478 3506
  • Alessandro Striggio: 40 Part Mass (2011) - CD+DVD Decca Decca Classics 478 2734
  • Claudio Monteverdi: Sweet Torment (2009) - CD Chandos CHAN 0760
  • Claudio Monteverdi: Fire & Ashes (2008) - CD Chandos CHAN 0749
  • Claudio Monteverdi: The Full Monteverdi (2007) - DVD Naxos 2.110224
  • Claudio Monteverdi: Flaming Heart (2006) - CD Chandos CHAN 0730
  • Orazio Vecchi: L'Amfiparnaso (2004) - DVD Chandos CHDVD 5029[2]

Prizes & Awards[edit]

  • Diapason D'Or de L'Année 2011 for Striggio Mass in 40 Parts[3]
  • Gramophone Early Music Award 2011 for Striggio Mass in 40 Parts [4]
  • Choc du Monde de la Musique for The Full Monteverdi (2008)
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Ensemble of the year (2006)[5]
  • UK Early Music Network’s Young Artists’ Competition (1988)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ifagiolini.com/recordings/all-the-kings-men/
  2. ^ http://www.ifagiolini.com/recordings/
  3. ^ http://www.diapasonmag.fr/news.php?id=1067
  4. ^ http://www.gramophone.co.uk/awards/2011/early-music
  5. ^ http://www.rpsmusicawards.com/pastwinners/index.html?page=pastwinners/pastensemble.html

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