A CORTE MUSICAL
Founded in 1998, the Swiss vocal and instrumental ensemble A Corte Musical dedicates itself to the rediscovery and performance of little known composers from seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe, in particular those from Portugal and Spain.
Under the direction of Rogério Gonçalves the ensemble has gained an impressive reputation in the field of early music. Recordings by the ensemble have been highly rated by the international musical press: a disc of sacred popular songs by the Catalan Baroque composer Francesc Valls (Symphonia/Pan classics), “Flores de Lisboa” (K617), Sebastián Durón‘s opera “La Guerra de los Gigantes” (Pan classics), “Évora“ (Pan classics) and "Lágrimas, Amor..." (Pan Classics).
ROGÉRIO GONÇALVES, director
Rogério Gonçalves was born in Brazil, where he studied bassoon with Pedro Sierra and Elione Medeiros. From 1990 onwards he studied Baroque bassoon with Claude Wassmer, as well as medieval music with Randall Cook and Kenneth Zuckerman at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In 1999 he received his diploma for early music (Baroque bassoon) at the Centre de musique ancienne in Geneva with Lorenzo Alpert.
A substantial concert activity has followed, both as a soloist and as a member of numerous renowned early music ensembles such as L’Orfeo Barockorchester, I Turchini, The Netherlands Bach Society, Les Agrémens, Kammer Orchester Basel and La Capella Mediterranea, involving performances in concert halls and at important festivals throughout Europe and Latin America.