“The afternoon concert in the Magdeburger Gesellschaftshaus shows that there is hope for the music of the 18th century, even in our time. Directed from the cello by Stefano Veggetti with soft breaths and piercing glances, Ensemble Cordia performed so wonderfully! Their playing was so intelligent, so deep and sensitive that one could, as it were, fall in love with the whole ensemble…”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 14.03.2016 (Christiane Tewinkel)
Located at the crossroads between German and Italian cultures, the Ensemble Cordia, founded and directed by Stefano Veggetti, brings together musicians from both linguistic regions to its home town Bruneck (South Tyrol) to perform works of the baroque and classical periods.
The use of precious period instruments enables the ensemble to realise its own idea of an “authentic” sound with youthful, fresh performances proposing a highly theatrical musical experience and at the same time unexpected and provocative.
Since its first foreign engagement in the Vienna Konzerthaus, the ensemble has developed a lively international concert schedule working together with renowned soloists and guest artists such as Stanley Ritchie, Alfredo Bernardini, Erich Höbarth, Roberta Invernizzi, Monika Mauch, Christian Hilz, Gemma Bertagnolli, Rachel Podger and Dorothee Oberlinger all of whom appear as guests on concert and in recording projects. The concert projects juxtapose works by well-known composers (Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, Boccherini, Haydn) with pieces from rediscovered contemporaries (F. M. Veracini, G. B. Platti, Anton and Paul Wranitzky). Much of this repertoire has been recorded on Brilliant Classics, and the recordings have been met with widespread acclaim from audiences and critics alike, receiving several awards from the international musical press. Guest appearances in leading venues and at important European music festivals have included the Vienna Konzerthaus (Haydn and Boccherini with Erich Höbarth), Bachfest Leipzig (secular Bach cantatas with Hana Blazikova), Rome (Accademia Filarmonica, Concerti del Quirinale), Grenoble (in collaboration with Le musiciens de Louvre), Magdeburger Telemann Festtage, Utrecht Early Music Festival and have been enthusiastically received by both the press and public for their rigorous discipline, energy, musical imagination and artistic persuasiveness.
Concerts by Ensemble Cordia have been broadcast by Deutschlandfunk, RAI, Radio Svizzera Italiana and Ö1 as well as live broadcasts by Ö1 and RAI.