Since its creation in 1996 by violinist Jonathan Talbott and cellist Tormod Dalen, Ensemble Braccio has won wide critical acclaim for its performances and recordings. Praised for its ‘’fresh and lively music making,’’ its ‘’illuminating and memorable’’ concerts, and its ‘’intimate and communicative playing,’’ the ensemble’s mission is to resurrect the ravishing and passionate music of the 16th and 17th century violin consorts both small and large. The ensemble members are all active performers throughout Europe, and their continuing research into early instruments, repertoire and improvisation has led to concerts and recordings which seek to redefine the sound of early stringed instruments. The name of the group is taken from the original name for the violin: viola da braccio
photo: booklet 'Arie e Canzone'