Agnes Stradner was born into a Viennese family of musicians. After studying in Vienna, Detmold and Berlin, she chose to specialise in the baroque violin. She has toured extensively with many renowned baroque orchestras (such as the Akademie für Alte Musik, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Les Musiciens du Louvre) and has participated in numerous CD recordings. She is a founder member and leader of the Bach Consort Wien, and performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician with this ensemble. She plays a violin by Giovanni Battista Grancino, constructed in 1699.
Monday, August 17th, 2020
Gaspar Fernández: Villancicos (Mexico, 1609)
Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigali (Venice, 1607)
Our birthday concert:
Bach Consort Wien celebrates its 20th anniversary
Musikverein: Händel with great Clarity
The period orchestra Bach Consort Wien celebrated its 20th anniversary together with excellent singers.
It felt just like putting the wedding dress back on after 20 years: Rubén Dubrovsky opened the celebratory concert “20 Jahre Bach Consort Wien” reminding the audience of past programmes performed by the orchestra. Not only were favourite instrumental pieces put together for this birthday concert, but singers who over the years have become friends and mentors joined in as well.
After a brilliant and very dynamic concerto grosso “La follia” by Francesco Geminiani, which showcased a splendid dialogue between the different groups of instruments, the programme offered a variety of arias by Bach, Händel and Riccardo Broschi.
The orchestra, highlighting the folklore moments of Georg Muffats “Sonata V”, proved to be not only an excellent accompaniment to the singers, but also an incredibly homogeneous ensemble full of energy and sparkling joy. (tst)
“Die Presse”, printed edition, 22.10.2019
Kritik zu den Barocktagen Stift Melk, Niederösterreichische Nachrichten, 26.05.2015
Karl Masek, Online Merker, 26.01.2018
...das Ensemble Orchestralis ... spielt famos, mit klangvoller Frische, mit sinnlichem Schwung. Angeführt wird es von der wunderbaren, musikantischen, kenntnisreichen Konzertmeisterin des Bach Consort Wien, Agnes Stradner...
Karl Masek, Online Merker, 17.12.2018
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