Holland Baroque Society

Holland Baroque Society
Free of fuss and convention, Holland Baroque Society takes to the stage with a variety of programmes. Baroque music is the key, but these musicians build bridges to other styles and arts. Balanced between tradition and renewal, they pursue the topicality

Biography

Free of fuss and convention, Holland Baroque Society takes to the stage with a variety of programmes. Baroque music is the key, but these musicians build bridges to other styles and arts. Balanced between tradition and renewal, they pursue the topicality of musical experience. In recent years Holland Baroque Society has collaborated with prominent Baroque musicians including Paolo Pandolfo, Quator Mosaïques, Emma Kirkby, Milos Valent and Hidemi Suzuki, and with composer Nico Muhly, singer and songwriter Teitur and jazz trumpeter Eric Vloeimans. For this innovative approach the ensemble was awarded the Kersjes Prize and the VSCD Classical Music Prize in 2008, and more recently the Diapason d'Or 2012. It has brought Holland Baroque Society to all sorts of venues, from the Vienna Konzerthaus to the Amsterdam pop temple Paradiso, and from Vredenburg concert hall in Utrecht to the World Exhibition in Shanghai. There are more projects under preparation, with Porgy Franssen, Marcus Creed, Giora Feidman, Amandine Beyer, Calefax Rietkwintet, Cappella Amsterdam, Orkater and Sergio Azzolini.

Holland Baroque Society has invested just as much ambition and energy in countless Kids Only concerts and educational projects, through which thousands of children have made acquain- tance with classical music. The aim is to give them a pure listening experience, and this pro- duces pure reactions like "I'd never heard of those sunny instruments before."

Holland Baroque Society in the media
"Holland Baroque Society shows its true colors..."
Kristen Huebner, www.backtrack.com, January 2013 (On Mind and Spirit)

"...an album of great art by great artists."
Stanley Fefferman, OpusOneReview, August 2012 (On Vivaldi - La Cetra)

"...these musicians simply seek out the music's inner drama and bring it to the fore."
Jean-Yves Duperron, Classical Music Sentinel, July 2012 (On Vivaldi - La Cetra)

"Inspirierend und voller Überraschungen"
Claudia Böckel, Mittelbayerische Zeitung, May 30th 2012 (On HBS meets C.P.E. Bach)

"...it is certainly one of my discs of the year."
Graham Williams at www.sa-cd.net, May 2012 (On Vivaldi - La Cetra)

"The Holland Baroque Society and the violinist Milos Valent are here in perfect osmosis in a recording which is both original and unique."
Jean-Jacques Millo, Opus haute définition e-magazine, April 2012 (On Barbaric Beauty)

"…this disc is arranged, played and recorded with such flavor and zest that it's a thoroughly delightful experience for the music lover and audiophile"
Kalman Rubinson, Stereophile records to die for, February 2012 (On Barbaric Beauty)

"The disc makes fascinating listening and the more we listen to it the better sense it makes. […] The Holland Baroque Society performs Telemann with vigour and panache. Recorded sound is vivid."
Nicholas Anderson, International Record review, December 2011. (On Barbaric Beauty)

“This is one of the most entertaining and brilliantly conceived recordings that I have heard for some time…. A rich and varied mix of music and styles .“
Graham Williams at www.sa-cd.net, October 2011 (On Barbaric Beauty)

"Tremendous vivacity and a spirited celebration of the most broad-minded of Germany's baroque composers."
Independent on Sunday, September 2011 (On Barbaric Beauty)

"A Party"
De Telegraaf, September 2011 (On Barbaric Beauty)

Concerts

Tours

             
  • Date
  • Artist
  • Venue
  • Country
  • Town
  • Other Performers
  • 12 Nov 2014
  • Holland Baroque Society
  • Odeon
  • The Netherlands
  • Zwolle
  • Eric Vloeimans, trumpet Old, New & Blue
  • 13 Nov 2014
  • Holland Baroque Society
  • SKA
  • The Netherlands
  • Almelo
  • Eric Vloeimans, trumpet Old, New & Blue
  • 14 Nov 2014
  • Holland Baroque Society
  • Grand Theatre
  • The Netherlands
  • Groningen
  • Eric Vloeimans, trumpet Old, New & Blue
  • 15 Nov 2014
  • Holland Baroque Society
  • De Harmonie
  • The Netherlands
  • Leeuwarden
  • Eric Vloeimans, trumpet Old, New & Blue
  • 16 Nov 2014
  • Holland Baroque Society
  • Speelhuis
  • The Netherlands
  • Helmond
  • Eric Vloeimans, trumpet Old, New & Blue
  • 18 Nov 2014
  • Holland Baroque Society
  • Barneveld
  • The Netherlands
  • Barneveld
  • Eric Vloeimans, trumpet Old, New & Blue
  • 19 Nov 2014
  • Holland Baroque Society
  • De Vereeniging
  • The Netherlands
  • Nijmegen
  • Eric Vloeimans, trumpet Old, New & Blue