Accademia Amsterdam PDF Print Email
Accademia Amsterdam

Diversity and frivolity from Amsterdam, whether as duo, ensemble or orchestra. Instrumental chamber music and baroque cantatas to early classical string quintets.

Musicians: Onno Verschoor, oboe / recorder; Mario Topper, oboe; Yukiko Veldman, bassoon / recorder; Jan Pieter van Coolwijk, Mariëtte Holtrop and Evert Jan Schuur, violin; Rachael Yates and Niek Idema, viola; Wilma van der Wardt, cello; Hendrik-Jan Wolfert, violone; Susanne Braumann, viola da gamba; Harjo Neutkens, lute; Stefano Intrieri, continuo.

Accademia Amsterdam is inspired by an Italian institution flourishing in the 17th and 18th centuries, where people gathered to make music and discuss wide-ranging subjects. Accademia Amsterdam follows this tradition in as much as the musicians work together to reach a clear interpretation of the music. The main aim of playing concerts is to give pleasure to the audience. This is achieved through the “Speaking Style”, which has its roots in Rhetoric. Use of Rhetoric opens up the colourful world of Affect, these days described as the world of feeling.

Fiati Amsterdam PDF Print Email
Fiati Amsterdam

The winds of Accademia Amsterdam take you to the elegant ballrooms, official receptions and to bourgeois parties, and even to impressive funerals of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Musicians: Alayne Lesly / Onno Verschoor / Mario Topper, oboe; Bolko Kloosterman / Hylke Rozema, natural horn; Henriëtte Bakker / Marita Schaar, bassoon.

Thanks to the Classical period, we tend to think of a wind quintet including a flute and a clarinet. It is a less well-known fact that before the Classical period, there was a wealth of music written for wind instruments. In the Renaissance, there were “bands” with shawms and cornettos, which were blown similar to trumpets. This tradition still exists in Catalunia, where “coblas” include modern shawms and brass instruments.


Upcoming Events

Arts & Cooking Courses - Accademia Amsterdam
Fri 27 Jul. 10:00 – 22:00
Perugia, Palazzo della Penna
Chamber Music Course - Accademia Amsterdam
Fri 27 Jul. 10:00 – 22:00
Perugia, Palazzo della Penna
Musica barocca e Ballo barocco “Ninfe e Pastori”
Fri 27 Jul. 18:00
Perugia, Università per Stranieri di Perugia
Cantate "Gottes Zeit..." (Actus Tragicus) BWV 106
Sun 28 Oct. 19:00
Zaltbommel, Sint-Maartenskerk
Händels meesterwerk ‘Messiah’
Sat 15 Dec. 20:00
Vianen, Grote Kerk


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