Rie Kimura – violin, Robert Smith – viola da gamba and Guillermo Brachetta – harpsichord
Guest Artist: Wilbert Hazelzet traverso flute
2017 is a ‘Telemann year’, marking the 250th anniversary of his death. Fantasticus will play their favourite quartets from Telemann’s two ‘Paris’ collections, and Guillemain’s quartets from 1743 – music of great beauty, variety of colours and textures, and outright virtuosity. Fantasticus are delighted to be working with veteran traverso player and early music hero, Wilbert Hazelzet, to bring you this unique musical experience.
Fantasticus musicians work with Musica Antiqua Koln and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and have won major prizes at the Bruges and Amsterdam Early Music competitions. ‘intensely expressive and highly dramatic’ ‘a white-hot addition to the early music scene’ Gramophone