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2024 will be an inspiring year for Accademia del Piacere

  The year 2024, which has just begun, looks exciting for Accademia del Piacere. In addition to having two CDs in the oven with our programs Romances and On Fire, in which Spanish historical music is the protagonist, our group faces two extraordinary challenges: the residency at the Auditorio Nacional de Música and a double tour of America. […]

Colombina, new CD by Fahmi Alqhai and Accademia del Piacere

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 […]


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 […]

March, a month full of music for Accademia del Piacere

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 […]

Fahmi Alqhai lanza su nuevo disco: The Bach Album

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 […]

Première of “Muera Cupido” in the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid

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 […]

A new video in our Facebook: Falconieri’s Ciaccona a tre

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 […]

Two GEMA awards for Accademia del Piacere… and much more!

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’s new blog

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. […]