Fontanella Recorder Quintet

Featuring five of the UK’s leading professional recorder players, Fontanella entertains audiences of all ages in programmes designed to bring the history of the recorder to life. Their repertoire spans seven hundred years of music, celebrating the long history of this remarkable instrument, performed on an array of instruments of every shape and size from a beautiful 15-piece renaissance consort to their set of Paetzold ‘square’ basses.

Equally at home with specialist early music audiences, music clubs and festivals and in the recording studio, Fontanella has performed across Britain and Europe, including special festival appearances in Italy, Iceland and Finland and concerts in all corners of the UK. The individual members of the ensemble also all have diverse and busy performing careers, ranging from working with ensembles such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Sixteen, film and TV recordings, historical chamber music groups and electronic music.

Fontanella in the press

“As near to perfect consort playing as you could wish for”

‘Mesmerising… totally irresistible! The audience were completely entranced.’
The Recorder Magazine

Recordings on BCR

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