FONTANELLA RECORDER QUINTET, MEMBERS
Featuring some of Britain’s most talented and respected recorder players, the ensemble Fontanella is one of the country’s most innovative recorder ensembles. The ensemble has appeared in concert all over the United Kingdom, and on radio and television networks across Britain and Europe, including festivals in Wells, Brighton, York and in concert in Iceland and Finland. Fontanella’s musical interests are wide and encompass all periods of music from medieval through to contemporary music. As well as extensive research and performance of music of the renaissance, the ensemble is equally keen to increase the contemporary music repertoire for recorder quintet. This has resulted in commissions of new pieces by Tim Coker, Julian Argüelles and Peter McGarr, which have been successfully incorporated into their programmes. The ensemble is closely involved in educational work and has devised several major youth music projects for festivals and music services in Britain, including the Brighton Early Music Festival and the Turner Sims Hall in Southampton.