La Vaghezza

is creating Baroque Music

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A free digital copy of the next piece we record

All previous rewards, and one free ticket to a concert each year.

$5
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All previous rewards plus thanks on : our website as well as any of our CDs and music videos released in 2022

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About La Vaghezza

We're La Vaghezza, a trio sonata ensemble playing music from the 17th and early 18th Centuries, with a special interest in the unpredictability, extravagance, originality and freedom found in 17th Century Italian music. Our musical interpretations are historically informed, but always guided foremost by our common sensibility as an ensemble and search for ‘La Vaghezza’, an aesthetic concept which describes a beauty impossible to understand or grasp: like smoke, something calling to be touched yet remaining intangible.

Since the group first started in 2016 we've performed in Europe's most esteemed early music festivals and concert series such as Utrecht Early Music Festival, Bruges MA Festival, Monteverdi Festival Cremona, Gottingen Handel Festspiele, Ambronay Festival, Innsbruck Festival, Buxton Festival, Festival MiTo, Auditorium de Lyon, Cité de la Voix Vezelay, Thessaloniki Baroque Festival, Società Aquilana Barattelli. Upcoming highlights include concerts at the Valletta International Festival, Festival de Musica Antigua Sevilla, and York Early Music Festival. We were the first group to win all three prizes at the prestigious Handel Gottingen Competition (2018) and were awarded first prize in the Maurizio Pratola International Competition (2016).

The members of La Vaghezza are all highly sought after instrumentalists in their own right, working with internationally renowned artists in the world’s most celebrated concert halls. The five musicians take an equal role in directing the group musically, and the two violins play first and second violins interchangeably.

We're hugely grateful to have been supported by the EEEmerging young artists scheme since 2017, and look forward to further fruitful collaboration and support from the scheme over the coming years. Our debut album ‘Sculpting the Fabric’ covers the Italian 1600s and was released on Ambronay Editions in March 2021.

We hope that through Patreon we can find the support we need to do three things that are essential to us:
1) Periods of study together. To try out new music, experiment, deepen our understanding of the music and of what we are looking for. Given that we live throughout Europe, we have to cover travel costs for us and our instruments, a rehearsal space, accommodation.
2) Record our second CD and shoot music videos to accompany it.
3) Employ a manager to take care of some of the organizational work, leaving us freer to dedicate our time to our music.

‘From the first notes, the quality of La Vaghezza’s playing was remarkable[…] A tightly woven ensemble that gave an engaged and stirring performance [...] La Vaghezza seduced us with the quality and the élan of their interpretation’
Classicagenda


‘I am happy that this group - founded by some of my best students - decided to call themselves La Vaghezza, an aesthetic concept so dear to me. With their extraordinaty talents and energies they are sure to live up to their name’
Enrico Onofri


Goals
$4.31 of $300 per month
When we reach $300 a month we could employ a manager to take care of all things non-music !
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