Sunday, October 31, 2010

La Petite Bande

La Petite Bande conducted by Sigiswald Kuijken

Mazda Hall, Camp, Pune
Sunday, 31st Oct at 6.30 pm

In a programme of music by Antonio Vivaldi: Four Seasons Concertos.
Concerto No. 1 in E major, RV 269, "SPRING", Concerto No. 2 in G minor, RV 315, "SUMMER", Concerto No. 3 in F major, RV 293, "AUTUMN" and Concerto No. 4 in F minor, RV 297, "WINTER".

Sigiswald Kuijken (born in 1944) graduated with a diploma in violin performance from the Brussels conservatory in 1964. Since 1993 he has been a teacher of Baroque violin at the “Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium” in Brussels. In 1972, Sigiswald Kuijken founded the Baroque orchestra “La Petite Bande” and in 1986 the Kuijken String Quartet.
Sara Kuijken (born in 1968) studied viola at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels with Prof. E. Schiffer, obtaining a first prize in 1989 and a Master's Degree with great distinction in 1992. She subsequently pursued her studies at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam with Prof. J. Kussmaul, graduating with a performance degree in 1995.
La Petite Bande (Belgium) was founded in 1972 by Sigiswald Kuijken at the request of the record company Deutsche Harmonia Mundi in order to record Lully's "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme", under the direction of Gustav Leonhardt. The orchestra takes its name and constitution from Lully's own orchestra at the court of Louis XIV. All its members are internationally renowned specialists.

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