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.


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

Joseph Haydn - SymphoniesJoseph Haydn - Symphonies (2006)
Arco Baleno, Joseph Haydn
Een ontmoeting met de muziek van Stefaan VanheertumEen ontmoeting met de muziek van Stefaan Vanheertum (2006)
20th century
Guy Penson, Steven Marien, Annelies Brants, Arco Baleno, Stefaan Vanheertum
Vivaldi ConcertosVivaldi Concertos (2005)
Antonio Vivaldi, Arco Baleno, Peter Verhoyen
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Quartets for flute and stringsMozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Quartets for flute and strings (2003)
Peter Verhoyen, Arco Baleno, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Carnaval des AnimauxCarnaval des Animaux (2003)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Peter Verhoyen, Arco Baleno, Frits Celis, Yves Bondue, Petra Vermote, Jan Huylebroeck, Marc Matthys, Boudewijn Buckinx (...)
Joseph Haydn - Symphonies: 101 The Clock, 99 & 104 LondonJoseph Haydn - Symphonies: 101 The Clock, 99 & 104 London (2003)
Joseph Haydn, Arco Baleno
IdentitiesIdentities (2000)
20th century
Arco Baleno, Lucien Posman, Frits Celis, Marc Matthys, Wim Henderickx, Piet Swerts, Roland Coryn
ConversationsConversations (1999)
20th century
Arco Baleno, Peter Verhoyen, Dirk Lievens, Marleen Ydiers, Kaat De Cock, Stefaan Craeynest, Elisabeth Schollaert, Boudewijn Buckinx (...)
Robert Herberigs - Anthology of Chamber MusicRobert Herberigs - Anthology of Chamber Music (1996)
20th century
Arco Baleno, Quintessens, Rik Vercruysse, Peter Verhoyen, Robert Herberigs
Radio 3 - Arco BalenoRadio 3 - Arco Baleno (1996)
classicism, 20th century
Arco Baleno, Gordon Jacob, Yves Bondue, André Prévost, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Marjan Mozetich