Eligio Luis Quinteiro, baroque guitars
Manuel Vilas, Spanish baroque harp
The Ars Atlántica ensemble made its début at the III Via Stellae Santiago de Compostela music festival. Founded and directed by the Galician harpist Manuel Vilas, the ensemble is focused on Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. At this festival Ars Atlántica presented the première of cantatas for alto and continuo from the Venetian Palazzo Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta, after the long work of transcription, revision and correction of these cantatas. The recording of these cantatas for Enchiriadis, with the mezzo-soprano Marta Infante, was rewarded with the Prelude Classical Music award in Holland. The Ars Atlántica complete recording of the hundred songs contained in the seventeenth-century Spanish Guerra manuscript has been made in collaboration with the Via Stellae festival, Radio Galega and Naxos.
From left to right: Eligio Luis Quinteiro, Juan Sancho, Manuel Vilas
Photo courtesy of Miguel Angel Fernandez