La Folia Barockorchester
La Folia – this term of the baroque era focuses on adventure,, fury, jollity and generally on an artistic attitude of liberality and excessive creativity.Since its foundation in 2007 the La Folia Barockorchester on period instruments vitalizes the international music scene with these attributes.
Whether in a chamber music instrumentation or with baroque opulence, whether with instrumental music or together with vocal soloists – the aspiring young orchestra under the direction of the violinist Robin Peter Müller stands for energetic and overwhelming interpretations of the music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Historically informed, the musicians look for opportunities to transfer the emotions and contents of the past centuries into contemporary interpretations.
In only a few years the LFBO has thrilled both the audience and the critics. With great success the orchestra was invited to the Berliner Philharmonie, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Herkulessaal München, the Union Hall in Maribor (SLO), the Stadtcasino Basel or the Musikverein Graz. LFBO was also a guest at the e.g. Internationale Händelfestspiele Göttingen, the Mozartfest Würzburg and the Dresdner Musikfestspiele.
The LFBO frequently collaborates with well-known soloists, e.g. Hille Perl, Regula Muehlemann and Jan Vogler as well as Juliane Banse, Dorothee Oberlinger, Jens Peter Maintz, Julia Schröder, Maurice Steger, Ramón Ortega Quero, Stefan Temmingh and Reinhold Friedrich.
After several live-recordings LFBO’s debut-CD “Concerti furiosi” by Antonio Vivaldi was published in 2014 (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/SONY) and got lots of exposure. Together with Jan Vogler the Orchestra produced in May 2014 a second recording with Cello Concerti from Venice by Caldara, Porpora, Vivaldi and Marcello for SONY international. The CD was released in October 2014 in combination with a concert tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In spring 2015 another production was released – Vivaldi’s “Quattro stagioni” in combination with his Violin concerto “Il grosso mogul” and – as a world premiere recording – a Violin concerto by Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello.
A Haendel-CD with Dorothee Mields and Hille Perl was released in 2017 as well as LFBO’s Cleopatra-project with Swiss Soprano Regula Mühlemann and a third production with anonymous Concerti for Violin from the baroque Dresden Court. Highlights of the season 2017/18 are concerts at the Valletta Baroque Festival, the Thüringer Bachwochen, the Niedersächsische Musiktage and the Prinzregententheater Munich.