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

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21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Lucien Posman, Arco Baleno, Filip Rathé, Spectra Ensemble, Inge Haenebalcke, Serenata Forlana, Kaliope, Ann De Renais (...)