For any enquiry about I Fagiolini, the most up-to-date information is from the group’s manager Percius www.percius.co.uk
For enquiries about the group’s availability, please contact:
Tel: +44 7718 752481
For all other enquiries, please contact:
Tel: +44 7718 752482
I Fagiolini’s performances are historically informed on all musical fronts but use a variety of staging techniques (historical and modern) to bring the spirit of a piece to life. For example, Spanish ensaladas may or may not have been staged in the 16th century but they work very well that way and give an audience a much clearer feel of their spirit than hiding behind music stands does.
“[I Fagiolini] has carved out a niche for itself exploring some more ‘off-the-wall’ corners of early music in a style that is at once true to the period but communicative to today’s listener.” Daily Telegraph (UK)
I Fagiolini’s concerts are presented by its director, Robert Hollingworth, who also writes and presents programmes for BBC Radio 3 (Discovering Music, The Early Music Show, CD Review, Music Restored, Spirit of the Age). Robert’s style is informative and has become a feature of I Fagiolini’s work. He enjoys tackling foreign languages, including Hebrew, Zulu, Swedish and Arabic, but draws the line at impenetrable Danish.
“A nice line in witty introductions.” The Independent (UK)
“Achingly funny… Eddie Izzard-like.” The Scotsman (UK)