“La Compañia formed in 1997 to perform music of the renaissance and early baroque. Directed by Danny Lucin, the ensemble brings together Australia's leading specialists on period instruments, creating a consort rich in possibilities.
A line up of historically important instruments, including; cornetto, sackbuts, dulcian, shawm, viola da gamba, lute and percussion, allows for exciting sound combinations reflecting the various instrumental groupings of the period. The group follows the sixteenth century performance practice of ornamentation, diminution and embellishment. Their vibrant musicianship combined with their improvisatory skills has established La Compañia's reputation with both audiences and critics for presenting innovative programs and dynamic performances.
La Compañia's credits include concert performances, major Australian arts festivals, international feature films, television appearances, live radio broadcasts, Musica Viva CountryWide, CD recordings including El fuego on ABC Classics and their current subscription series at Melbourne Recital Centre.
Director Danny Lucin
Danny Lucin: cornetto & mute cornetto
Mitchell Cross: shawm & tenor dulcian
Glenn Bardwell: sackbut
Bob Collins: sackbut
Julian Bain: sackbut
Brock Imison: alto and bass dulcian
Simon Rickard: bass dulcian
Rachael Beesley: baroque violin
Lizzie Pogson: baroque violin
Victoria Watts: viola da gamba
Laura Vaughan: viola da gamba
Rosemary Hodgson: vihuela, guitar, lute & theorbo
Linda Kent: chamber organ & harpsichord
Christine Baker: percussion
Denis Close: percussion”
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