Photo: Keith Saunders

I Fagiolini is a British solo-voice ensemble directed by Robert Hollingworth.  It has released 23 CDs and 5 films including the world premiere CD of the Striggio 40-part mass which won Gramophone & Diapason’s early music awards in 2011.  The group is Associate Ensemble at the University of York.

AMUSE-BOUCHE (French Choral Delicacies) – new on Decca Classics – also free film


Released in April 2016 it includes world premiere recordings of Jean Françaix’s ‘Ode à la gastronomie’ (1950) and Milhaud’s ‘Deux poèmes’ (1919).  It also features a wonderful arrangement for piano and voices by Roderick Williams of the slow movement from Ravel’s G major piano concerto – and a passionate performance of Daniel-Lesur’s 12-voice masterwork from 1953, ‘Le Cantique des cantiques’.

Visit for our microsite for interviews, tasters, films and an interview between Robert Hollingworth and Jean Françaix’s son and daughter.

This programme will be toured this summer with performances in London, Paris, Cambridge, Harrogate, Lichfield, St. Andrews and Blackburn.

Monteverdi for 2017

Lots of plans for this Monteverdi anniversary:

  • 1610 and 1640 Vespers
  • Orfeo (recently performed in Venice: Matthew Long in the title role)
  • Flaming Heart (madrigal programme)

For more info, contact manager Libby Percival

Betrayal – available to promoters for 2016-17

Prince Carlo Gesualdo was one of the most intriguing composers of the late Renaissance. His private life, bizarre behaviour and the planned double-murder of his wife and her lover have added to this allure. I Fagiolini and director John La Bouchardière have created ‘Betrayal: A Polyphonic Crime Drama’ – a site-specific evening of love, intrigue and chilling secrets as the long-awaited follow up to their successful collaboration The Full Monteverdi. It premiered for the Barbican Centre and is now available to promoters.

Betrayal microsite –

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