Lixsania and the Labyrinth



These masterful performers will make you want to stamp your feet and dance in the aisle.

Charismatic Lixsania Fernandez’s energetic viola de gamba leads the Brandenburg in this tantalizing twist on the baroque. Her passionate performances on this iconic baroque instrument bring a vibrant energy to Vivaldi and Graun before detouring for a spirited Tango.

Brandenburg Concertmaster Shaun Lee-Chen performs Locatelli’s infamous violin concerto in D, The Harmonic Labyrinth. The immense technical challenge of this work was hinted at by the composer when he inscribed the score with ‘easy to enter, difficult to exit’.

Presented by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra


Paul Dyer Artistic Director
Lixsania Fernandez (Cuba) viola da gamba
Shaun Lee-Chen (Australia) baroque violin
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra


Corelli, Scarlatti, Marais
Folia pasticcio

Pietro Locatelli
Violin Concerto in D “Il laberinto armonico”, Op.3/12

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for 2 Violins & Viola da Gamba, RV 578

Carl Heinrich Graun
Concerto for Viola da Gamba in G

Antonio Vivaldi
Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro, RV 169

René Duchiffre
Tango from Concerto for 2 Violas da Gamba