Accademia del PiacereViola da gamba


    Directed by Fahmi Alqhai, the ensemble has made its first recording for Glossa, Rediscovering Spain – fantasías, diferencias and glosas, in which it sets out to recover and bring up to date in all its aspects the common practice of musicians from the 16th and 17th centuries. For some years now, the group has been turning away from the well-worn pathways in order to explore new possibilities in terms of presentation and interpretation in its musical work (a good example of this has been the highly-successful collaborative activities with the cantaor Arcángel).

    Accademia del Piacere has taken part in many events all across Europe and some of the recent concert halls and festivals where it has performed have been the Konzerthaus, Vienna, the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, the Festival van Vlaanderen, the Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, De Bijloke, Gent, the Kölner Philharmonie and Il Ravello Festival (Italy). Concerts in Spain have been frequent and have included the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, the Festival de Música Antigua de Sevilla, the Festival de Música y Danza de Granada, and the Festival de Música Antigua de Úbeda y Baeza.

    Their creations with Constantinople

    Fahmi Alqhai et sa viole de gambeMarco Ferrari