Les Buffardins is a group of musicians who are on friendly terms, having spent formative years with such pioneers of early music in the Low Countries as the Kuijken brothers, Anner Bijlsma, Gustav Leonhardt, and others. The ensemble specializes in the flute repertoire of the 18th century and has been named after Pierre Gabriel Buffardin, a famous flute virtuoso who taught Johann Joachim Quantz. It is to the latter that this concert is dedicated. Perhaps the name of Quantz does not immediately ring a bell, but his Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversiere zu spielen (On Playing the Flute) from 1752 is considered a standard work of western music history. In addition to being a musician, author and flute builder Quantz was also a composer. You will hear two of his flute concertos. This programme will be complemented with music by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Gottlieb Janitsch and Franz Benda. The artistic direction is in the hands of Frank Theuns, well-known as a brilliant soloist with Anima Eterna Brugge.
François Fernandez, violin | Maia Silberstein, violin | Frans Vos, viola | Rainer Zipperling, cello | Patxi Montero, double bass | Gigi Pinardi, theorbo | Siebe Henstra, harpsichord | Frank Theuns, traverso & artistic direction