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Elisabeth Champollion – recorder
Franciska Anna Hajdu – violin
Dávid Budai – viola da gamba
Alon Sariel – lute

PRISMA has been touring Europe from the very beginning of the group’s existence: Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovenia…The ensemble of four young musicians get together to play the particularly expressive, wacky, and colourful music of the 16th and 17th century.

The Göttinger Tageblatt states that “this truly vivid art of interpretation – together with technical perfection, beauty of sound and balance – brings the impression that every phrase is invented in the very moment.”

In May 2015, PRISMA won 1st Prize at the International Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber Competition in Austria. Following this, they have been invited to give concerts at the Biber Festival in Vienna, the Reihe Historischer Musik der Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, and on air with the Westdeutscher Rundfunk and Ö1 – Österreichischer Rundfunk. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, they are accepted to be part of the programme “Emerging European Ensembles” (Centre Culturel d’Ambronay). Music journalist Leszek Bernat wrote about the group’s appearance at Ambronay “EEEmerging” Festival: “PRISMA enchanted the audience which was captivated by their musicality, perfect understanding between the musicians, art of ornamentation and the joy of making music together. No wonder this group won the Audience Price.”

January 2019

The Seasons

January 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Aula Capitulare, Mdina Cathedral, Archbishop Square
Mdina, Malta
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Programme Notos/Summer: Prelude for violin solo Marco Uccellini (1603–1680): La Luciminia Contenta Giovanni Battista Fontana (1589–1630): Sonata settima  Canario Euros/Autumn: Prelude for lute solo Thomas Preston (1542–ca. 1563): La Mi Re Tarquinio Merula (1595–1665): La Cattarina Dario Castello (1590–1658): Sonata duodecima Andrea Falconieri (1585–1656): Passacalle  Tarantella Boreas/Winter: Prelude for viola da gamba solo Andrea Falconieri: La suave melodia Biagio Marini (1594–1663): Retirata Francesco Turini (1595–1656): Sonata chromatica Mantovana Zefiro/Spring: Prelude for recorder solo Giovanni P. Da Palestrina (1524–1595): Vestiva i…

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