The Colombina Songbook is undoubtedly one of the great musical monuments of the Spanish Renaissance. Accademia del Piacere, headed by Fahmi Alqhai, had the objective of historically recovering this jewel of our history, and the result of this effort is COLOMBINA, which takes it to the concert and to the CD. After a thorough revision […]
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For Accademia del Piacere it has been an honor to participate in the programme of the inaugural season of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie—a new musical center of such a high importance. Even a greater pleasure was to feel the warmth and the recognition of its public, that of one of the true European capitals of music […]
Accademia del Piacere decided to pay homage to the figure of Miguel de Cervantes four centuries after his death (1616-2016); the result was this CD-book including the music of his time and texts by the poet Manuel García, the musician Juan Ramón Lara and the scholar Valentín Sánchez. Rubén Gálvez was in charge of the […]
We begin an intense month of March for our ensemble. Today, March 3rd, in the the Auditori of Barcelona, we will perform together with Compañia Antonio Ruz À l’Espagnole, una fantasía escénica, the innovative show that combines the music of the court of the Sun King with the contemporary dance. Tomorrow, March 4th, we will move […]
The Bach Album: Fahmi Alqhai graba a la viola da gamba la Chacona de Bach El próximo día 10 de noviembre será lanzada al mercado la nueva grabación en solitario de Fahmi Alqhai para la casa Glossa, The Bach Album. En este nuevo CD Alqhai explora el apasionante mundo de la música a solo de […]
Fahmi Alqhai & Accademia del Piacere recover new Sebastián Durón’s music Accademia del Piacere, Fahmi Alqhai’s ensemble, recovers unknown music of Sebastian Duron, in a tribute concert at the National Auditorium of Madrid, with soprano Nuria Rial as soloist—the most international Spanish soprano dedicated to historical music. Wednesday November 2, at the Auditorio Nacional of […]
We recently uploaded a new video to our Facebook: the Ciaccona a tre by the Neapolitan composer Andrea Falconieri, which we recorded at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid last year. We had more than ten thousand visitors in a few days, and it has been shared 345 times. Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/alqhaialqhai/videos/590409101141211/ At that concert […]
The Association of Spanish Early Music Ensembles (GEMA) granted on June 24th its annual awards, at the Auditorio Nacional of Spain (Madrid). Its winners were decided among historical music professionals for their performance in the past year, 2015. Accademia Piacere received two such awards: Best Baroque Group; and the Innovation Award in the field of historical […]
Accademia del Piacere is now opening its new website in English version. We want to take it to have a more direct channel of communication with our friends and followers, to share our news and interact with you. That’s why we open this new blog, where we will inform you about our projects and thoughts. […]