Andreas Scholl completes tour with Accademia Bizantina
As Andreas Scholl’s latest recording, of works by Henry Purcell, garners outstanding critical acclaim, he continued his European tour in January with the Accademia Bizantina. After performances in London, Brussels, Paris, Birmingham and Manchester in the last two months, February saw concerts in Munich, Vienna's Musikverein, Ljubljana, Cologne's Philharmonie, Hannover and Berlin's Konzerthaus.
A sample of reviews for Scholl's latest disc with the Accademia, O Solitude, can be found below.
"Scholl understands the importance of words and remains the countertenor of choice: it’s not so much the intelligence and grace that make his artistry so instantly recognisable, as the hypnotically soothing quality of his voice which, even after 15 years at the top, remains in peak condition... Among the many joys of this exceptional recital are the accompaniments by Accademia Bizantina." (Financial Times, January 2011)
"Ethereal yet visceral, Scholl's voice is the dream vehicle for Purcell... Stefano Montanari coaxes thrilling playing from Accademia Bizantina, who dance and swagger, throb and pulsate with true Latin passion. Their continuto realisations - here delicate and intimate, there audaciously jazzy - are an unceasing delight." (BBC Music Magazine, January 2011)