Arco Baleno

Category:ensemble (instrumentaal)
Brugge, 1993
Genre(s):21ste eeuw / hedendaags, 20ste eeuw, romantiek, classicisme
Actual/previous members:Stefaan Craeynest, Peter Verhoyen, Dirk Lievens, Kaat De Cock, Ann-Sofie Vande Ginste, Gudrun Verbanck

Short description

Arco Baleno are very attentive for contemporary music, especially written by Belgian composers.

Biography

Founded in Bruges in 1993 Arco Baleno is a professional chamber music group with a core consisting of strings, piano and flute. Arco Baleno are known for their broad programming, their boldness in tackling older, lesser-known repertoire & their willingness to explore new pieces. The confrontation of these very different worlds not only supplies oxygen to the ensemble’s creativity, but also surprises many a listener. In the course of its existence, some thirty compositions have been dedicated to the ensemble. Even so, it was mainly through informed interpretations of masterpieces from different style periods in classical chamber music that the ensemble became well-known at home and abroad. Their repertoire includes such diverse leading Flemish composers as Roland Coryn, Boudewijn Buckinx, Lucien Posman, Marc Matthys, Petra Vermote and Piet Swerts.

Selective discography

Kaleidoscope IIKaleidoscope II (2017)
21st century / contemporary
Arco Baleno, Erik Desimpelaere, Eddy Desnijder, Diederik Glorieux, Hans Cafmeyer, Marc Matthys
Vivaldi - Concerti per OttavinoVivaldi - Concerti per Ottavino (2015)
Baroque
Arco Baleno, Antonio Vivaldi
Mozart Amadeus Wolfgang - Flute QuartetsMozart Amadeus Wolfgang - Flute Quartets (2014)
classicism
Arco Baleno, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Groslot Robert - Works for flute & PiccoloGroslot Robert - Works for flute & Piccolo (2014)
21st century / contemporary
Peter Verhoyen, Robert Groslot, Eline Groslot, Stefan De Schepper, Heigo Rosin, Benjamin Dieltjens, Arco Baleno
Vivaldi - Concerti per ArchiVivaldi - Concerti per Archi (2014)
Baroque
Arco Baleno, Antonio Vivaldi
Kaleidoscope - kamermuziek van Vlaamse componistenKaleidoscope - kamermuziek van Vlaamse componisten (2012)
21st century / contemporary
Arco Baleno, Pieter Schuermans, St├ęphane Vande Ginste, Roland Coryn, Marc Matthys
Hayd Franz Joseph - Divertimenti op. 38Hayd Franz Joseph - Divertimenti op. 38 (2012)
classicism
Arco Baleno
Contemporary Music in Flanders VIIContemporary Music in Flanders VII (2011)
20th century
Walter Boudreau, Dirk Blockeel, Jan Wauters, Roland Coryn, Isabelle Brys, Jean Louel, Bart Bouckaert, Frederik Neyrinck (...)
Earth tonesEarth tones (2009)
21st century / contemporary
Arco Baleno, Peter Verhoyen, Dirk Lievens, Kaat De Cock, Stefaan Craeynest, Jan Verheye, Ann-Sofie Vande Ginste, Annelies Boodts (...)
BritanniaBritannia (2008)
20th century
Arco Baleno, John Rutter, Frank Bridge, Howard Blake, Gordon Jacob, Allan Stephenson