Ensemble il capriccio

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Friedemann Wezel and Dietlind Mayer, violin
Florian Schulte, viola
Dmitri Dichtiar, cello
Matthias Scholz, violone
Evelyn Laib, chest-organ

Over the years, the Ensemble il capriccio has developed its own unique mu sical language, focusing on the 18th and 19th centuries and combining well-known repertoire with unfamiliar works in its programs. The use of original instruments is merely the foundation for the vibrant and expressive way in which il capriccio communicates with each other.

The self-managed ensemble, under the direction of Friedemann Wezel, maintains a close partnership with musicians such as Sarah Wegener and Franz Vitzthum, resulting in several radio and CD productions. Il capriccio performs regularly in renowned cultural venues and concert festivals including Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, Halle Handel Festival, Maulbronn Monastery Concerts, Hohenlohe Cultural Summer and Schwetzingen SWR Festival.

The artistic director of the ensemble, Friedemann Wezel, has gained an international reputation, not only as a soloist and chamber musician on modern and baroque violin, but also as a pedagogue. Since 2006 he has held a professorship at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig and regularly teaches masterclasses for violin and historically informed performance practice.

In the recording of the Madrigali Veneziani, we hear Friedemann Wezel, 1st violin, Dietlind Mayer, 2nd violin, Florian Schulte, viola, and Dmitry Dichtiar, cello.

Picture: Conrad Schmitz

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