La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken

La Petite Bande

Leuven, eeuwenoud springlevend

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Message by Sigiswald Kuijken

As you might know, for reasons that are not properly understood the Flemish Government terminated its guaranteed annual financial support for La Petite from January 1st 2013: we are the only Belgian orchestra to be treated in this manner, despite our international reputation and extensive discography and contribution to Belgian, European and indeed worldwide musical life. The loss of Government financial support has put La Petite Bande in serious financial difficulties, and we are all working very hard to raise money to ensure that our unique orchestra can continue its work. We are sure that we will succeed, but to do so we need your support, to ensure that we will be able to continue our work and make music!

More information to support the orchestra, as explained by Sigiswald, can be found here:

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News

Posted: Saturday, 24 December 2016 at 14h47.
Positive review by German journal Klassik.com for the new CD on Telemann’s natural trumpet and horn Concerti (Text in German).
Positive review by German journal Klassik.com for the new CD on Telemann’s natural trumpet and horn Concerti (Text in German).

Sigiswald Kuijken lässt mit seiner Petite Bande von sich hören, aktuell mit einer wirklich feinen Platte voller Telemann - Trompeten- und Hornkonzerte, genauer: Konzerte, dazu eine grobe Suite und eine eigenwillige Sonate. ... Heute klingen die Brüder Madeuf erstaunlich elegant, behände und wendig, mit einer Geläufigkeit ohne Makel. Vor allem die Trompete von Jean-François ist sehr profiliert und präsent, freilich mit einem wirklich schlanken Ton von edlem Charakter. ... Gespielt wird höchst delikat, mit Konzentration auf transparente Strukturen durch sehr Präsente Stimmen. Ein von Benjamin Alard erfreulich plastisch gespieltes Cembalo grundiert mit kräftiger Zeichnung, gelegentlich auch in vollgriffiger Freiheit manch Leerstelle füllend. ... Das Klangbild ist fein gestaffelt, licht und lebendig.

http://magazin.klassik.com/reviews/reviews.cfm?TASK=REVIEW&RECID=31551&REID=16907

Posted: Tuesday, 26 January 2016 at 13h08.
Important distinctions for Sigiswald Kuijken: Golden Medal and KLARA Career Award

Violin player and conductor, Sigiswald Kuijken, was honoured with the Golden Medal of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Arts and Sciences on December 12th 2015. One month later, on January 30th 2016, the Flemish Classical Radio gave him its Klara Career Award. Every year, Klara wants to honour a person who has contributed immensely to the world of classical music or of jazz. Nicole Van Opstal, presenter at Klara, resumes : "The name Kuijken represents quality. It has become a brand of excellence."

http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/cultuur%2Ben%2Bmedia/kunsten/1.2556244