Les Muffatti

Category:kamerorkest, ensemble (instrumentaal)
Genre(s):barok, oude muziek
Actual/previous members:Marie Haag, Laurent Hulsbosch, Catherine Meeùs, Marcin Lasia, Wendy Ruymen, Laura Pok, Benedicte Verbeek, Marian Minnen, Benoît Vanden Bemden, Julie Vermeulen, Bernard Zonderman, Kris Verhelst, Corentin Dellicour, Bart Jacobs


The orchestra Les Muffatti originated in the need of some young musicians in Brussels to create a felicitous professional situation with a view to performing the baroque orchestra repertoire, to achieve a balance between the joy of making music, the polishing touch of specialists, and the concern with depth. Their enthusiasm, commitment and idealism attracted baroque specialist Peter Van Heyghen, who joined the ensemble as coach and conductor. The name of the ensemble refers to the cosmopolitan composer Georg Muffat (1653-1704), a key figure in the history of the orchestra and one of the first authors to map in detail the decisive differences between the French and the Italian baroque style in music. After a successful debut in Brussels in 2004 Les Muffatti performed in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy and Portugal. Solid stylistic know-how, well-adapted techniques of playing and carefully selected instruments enable Les Muffatti to bring a historical repertoire to a contemporary audience in an entertaining, moving and convincing way.

Selective discography

J.S. Bach - Concertos for organ and stringsJ.S. Bach - Concertos for organ and strings (2019)
Les Muffatti, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bart Jacobs
Reinhard Keiser - Brockes-PassionReinhard Keiser - Brockes-Passion (2014)
Les Muffatti, Reinhard Keiser, Peter Van Heyghen, Vox Luminis, Jan Van Elsacker, Zsuzsi Tóth, Peter Kooij
Leclair Jean-Marie - Violin Concertos op. 7Leclair Jean-Marie - Violin Concertos op. 7 (2012)
Les Muffatti, Jean-Marie Leclair (l'ainé), Peter Van Heyghen, Luis Otavio Santos
Sammartini - Concertos & OverturesSammartini - Concertos & Overtures (2011)
Les Muffatti, Giuseppe Sammartini, Peter Van Heyghen, Benoît Laurent
Bononcini Giovanni - San Nicola di BariBononcini Giovanni - San Nicola di Bari (2008)
early music
Lavinia Bertotti, Peter Van Heyghen, Giovanni Bononcini, Elena Cecchi Fedi, Gabriella Martellacci, Furio Zanasi, Les Muffatti, Bart Jacobs (...)
Pez Johann ChristophPez Johann Christoph (2006)
early music
Les Muffatti, Bart Jacobs, Peter Van Heyghen
Georg Muffat - Armonico TributoGeorg Muffat - Armonico Tributo (2005)
Peter Van Heyghen, Les Muffatti, Bart Jacobs, Georg Muffat, Peter Van Heyghen

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Reinhard Keiser - Brockes-Passion (08.2014)