Founded in 2006, Gli Incogniti is renown as one of the world reference ensembles regarding the baroque interpretation
Founded in 2006 by Amandine Beyer, the Ensemble owes its name to the Accademia degli Incogniti which is one on the most active and libertarian artistic and academic circle of the XVIIth century in Venice. From this period, the group inherited the spirit, the taste for the unknown in all its forms through the experiment of sounds, the research of repertoire but also the rediscovery of great "classics" and unknown pieces.
The Incogniti feel a real pleasure to work and perform together. They convey this passion through their twelve albums, released with Zig-Zag Territoires/Outhere Music and Harmonia Mundi labels and that received unanimous awards.
France, Colombia, Belgium, Japan, United States, Spain, China, Germany, Italy, Romania... are some of the countries where Gli Incogniti performed in the past years.
Gli Incogniti is regularly invited by numerous concert halls and festivals in France (Philharmonie de Paris, Festivals de Saintes,
Saint-Michel en Thiérache, Sablé, Ile-de-France, Fondation Royaumont, Arsenal de Metz, Théâtre des Quatre Saisons de Gradignan, Théâtre de la Coupe d’Or de Rochefort,
Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Théâtre de la Ville, Théâtre de Cornouaille, Auditorium du Louvre, La Coursive, Opéra de Bordeaux, Dijon, Rouen…) as well as at the international
level (Wigmore Hall of London, Boston Festival in USA, Oji Hall in Tokyo, Printemps des Arts in Montecarlo, Luxembourg Philharmonic, BOZAR Brussels, Handelbeurs of Gent,
Festival Via Stellae in Spain, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg in Germany, MA Festival Brugge, Oude Muziek Utrecht, Bergen International Festival in Norway...).
In 2019, Gli Incogniti will make its debuts at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and at Essen Philarmonic in Germany.
The Ensemble collaborate with great soloists as Giuliano Carmignola, Maria Cristina Kiehr, Alexeï Lubimov, Hans-Jörg Mammel or Kristian Bezuidenhout.
New repertoires and large projects, new residency and collaborations, the 2018-2019 Season will be full of discoveries!
After eleven years of exploration of the more or less well-known baroque repertoire (from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to Matteis’ violin pieces), Gli Incogniti starts to show an interest for pre-classic and classic repertoire. In 2017, the Ensemble invites the fortepianist Alexei Lubimov and Kristian Bezuidenhout for a programme dedicated to C.P.E. Bach’s Symphonies and Haydn’s Concertos. The Ensemble will continue this exploration in 2018 with its new album dedicated to Haydn’s violin and cello Concertos that will be released on October 26th with Harmonia Mundi.
The year 2018 marks also the beginning of a large-scale collaboration with ROSAS, the company of the Belgium dancer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and the B’Rock Orchestra, on J.S. Bach’s Six Finally, after having been associated with the Théâtre des Quatre Saisons in Gradignan during four years, Gli Incogniti starts in 2018 a new residency at the Théâtre de La Coursive in La Rochelle. Since 2017, the Ensemble also organizes its own music chamber and body work Académie for young music baroque ensembles, students or young professionals. The Ensemble is supported by the DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine since 2013.