Camerata & Davide Monti: Baroque Labyrinth
Baroque violin virtuoso, Davide Monti, who thrilled audiences with the 2018 Camerata smash hit, Viva Vivaldi, team ups with Camerata to uncover a labyrinth of bold, adventurous baroque music.
Concert Hall, QPAC
Wednesday, 13 November 2024, 7pm
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Armitage Centre, The Empire, Toowoomba
Saturday, 16 November 2024, 7pm
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Baroque Labyrinth sees the long-awaited return of one of Camerata’s favourite collaborators, the Italian Baroque violinist, Davide Monti. A much sought after director, soloist and chamber musician, Davide’s playing possesses incredible freshness, where “all appears extraordinarily spontaneous and organic”. His prize-winning recordings include his Vivaldi’s Four Seasons which has been reviewed as “definitely one of the best versions of the decade”.
Davide has tailor-made a beautiful and interesting program that delves into the historical fascination the world has had with labyrinths, that reaches back to Greek mythology and is especially vivid in the music about Ariadne in the Baroque times. Davide’s fascinating program likens the idea of a musical labyrinth to humans navigating and eventually leaving the labyrinth that is life.
Be prepared for a beautiful, theatrical performance with music from some of the greats like Handel and Bach, and featuring Locatelli’s fiendish and challenging concerto, Harmonic Labyrinth which carries the tantalising subtitle: Easy to Enter; Difficult to Get Out Of.
As always join Camerata in the foyer after the show to meet the musicians and have a chat.
Davide Monti is a violinist who combines his infectious energy with an exceptional talent of being a completely natural performer. As director, soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician his playing has been described as “phenomenal”, with “incredible freshness”, where “all appears extraordinarily spontaneous and organic”. His recordings include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons which has been reviewed as “definitely one of the best versions of the decade”.
Performing without a conductor, Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra proudly takes full ownership over their music-making in the spirit of chamber music, resulting in engaging, passionate, and exciting performances. A two-time Helpmann Award nominated ensemble, Camerata is known for innovative and adventurous programming, thriving on collaborations with artists across a range of artforms.