"Enthusiasm, ornament and magnificence" - Georg Muffat (c.1653-1704)
We are an ensemble of four period instrument specialists, united by our love and commitment to the historically informed practises of seventeenth and eighteenth century chamber music.Having studied and performed together in The Netherlands, we are bringing to Australian audiences leading practises and professional expertise from the most dynamic baroque ensembles of Europe.
We are proud to combine expert skill with a genuine and moving concert experience. Our performances are purposefully intimate so as to offer the chance to get up close and personal with musicians. By performing in a historical style and on original instruments we believe we can enhance the vitality and energy inherent in this music that we love; it allows us to express the gamut of dramatic emotions that speak just as much to us now, as they did in the past.
Georg Muffat (c.1653-1704), our namesake, was a composer, a professor of rhetoric and a traveller. The self-proclaimed German sought to unite different styles and musical tastes not only to "Make perfection in music" but to promote peace amongst the quarrelling nations of Europe. In the spirit of Muffat, our goal is to bring together communities, lovers of music and also those who are new to this style. We believe that there is something in this music for everyone; it has the power to entertain and refresh the spirit!