La Compañia – The Spirit of the Renaissance

La Compañia

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & La Compañia


Spirited, distinctive and full of vigour.

About the artists

La Compañia unfailingly embodies repertoire with a unique blend of precision, flexibility and joyful musicality. The celebrated Renaissance band unearths some of the most beautiful and fascinating music of the 16th and early 17th centuries with virtuosity and flair.

About the concert

The Golden Age of Spain was a flourishing period of artistic discovery where masterful composers created music that was spirited, distinctive and full of vigour. Refined in style, yet vibrant in rhythm, these pieces retained an unfailing melodic lyricism, rooted in rich cultures.

Renaissance experts La Compañia brings a dynamic instrumental lineup unearthing captivating music to unite the depth of emotions with Iberian musical mastery.

Praise for La Compañia

‘La Compañia go the whole hog here …on fruitily satisfying combinations of shawm, cornett, dulcians and sackbuts, backed up by bass viol, guitars and percussion …excellent sound.’ Gramophone

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Danny Lucin cornetto, mute cornetto, director
Mitchell Cross shawm, tenor dulcian
Brock Imison alto & bass dulcian
Julian Bain sackbut
Glenn Bardwell sackbut
Victoria Watts viola da gamba
Rosemary Hodgson vihuela, guitar, lute, theorbo
Denis Close cavaquinho, percussion
Christine Baker percussion


The Spirit of the Renaissance


This production is part of the following series: