Bell’arte Salzburg

Ensemble for Ancient Music

  The musicians making up Bell’arte Salzburg share a special interest in the magnificent works composed in the European centres of music during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Enthusiasm for the music of Biber, Hofer, Muffat, Mozart, Michael Haydn and other composers active in Salzburg led in 1995 to the foundation of Bell’arte and the choice of its name.

Since then, the ensemble has acquired an outstanding reputation, and the instrumental virtuosity of its musicians together with the sonorous, colourful scoring of the pieces they play do much to account for the success of Bell’arte Salzburg’s concert programmes.

The ensemble’s extensive chamber music repertoire demands various different formations, augmented with well-known singers for specific concerts. The artistic direction remains in the hands of Annegret Siedel.
15 CD’s and a TV broadcast has been produced so far. Further are in progress.