BIANCA RIESNER

cello & viola da gamba


First review for St John Passion

I received my first mention in a review for playing the viol solo in ‘Es ist vollbracht’. It was definitely a memoralbe experience sharing this pivotal moment in the passion with alto Anna-Katharina Tonauer…

Thanks to Franz Gratl for the review!

 


Matthew Passion

On Saturday I had my first outing with the viola da gamba solos in the Matthew Passion at the festival Montforter Zwischentöne with the baroque orchestra Concerto Stella Matutina.

Here’s a news clip from Austrian television about the event:

https://tvthek.orf.at/profile/Vorarlberg-heute/70024/Vorarlberg-heute/14007123


Monteverdi Apprentice Scheme 

I’m thrilled to have made it into the Monteverdi Apprentice Scheme! This gives me the opportunity to work with the English Baroque Soloists as well as the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under the guidance of Sir John Eliot Gardiner for a year.

I’m very much looking forward to coachings and workshops with the principals of both groups and joining the orchestras in rehearsals and on tour. Exciting times!

Come join Istante at St Stephen’s Festival!

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Period-instrument ensemble Istante present a colourful programme of chamber works and suites by Italian composers who migrated northwards, towards Austria, France and England, bringing with them the musical taste and instrumental techniques of their homeland. Handel features as a central figure who absorbed the Italian style during his youth and championed it abroad to great acclaim.

It will be a very nice concert at St Stephen’s Church on the 8th of June!


SIMPLY VIOLS – Jon Rees and Bianca Riesner

I’m very much looking forward to my first viol recital with Jon Rees. We will tune all our seven strings to perform some delightful music by Marais, Couperin and Schenck.

Lunchtime Recital at Heath Street Baptist Church

May 17, 2016 – 1pm
Venue: Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead

Marin Marais Suite in A major from Pièces de Viol Book III & V
Johann Schenck Sonata III from L’Echo du Danube
Francois Couperin Douzième Concert from Les goûts-réunis


Hampstead Baroque Festival

Join L’istante at the first ever Hampstead Baroque Festival!

When

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Where

Heath Street Baptist Church – 84, Heath Street Hampstead, London SE7 7NP, United Kingdom

Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hampstead-baroque-festival-tickets-23567384682?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing

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MOSTLY PURCELL | Friday 1st April 19:30 | £10
w/Rabbit Stew by Josh from 18:45

Directed by Jacopo Raffaele

H.Purcell: Sonata No.4 in A minor from ‘Sonatas in Four parts’

H.Purcell: Dances and airs form “The Fairy Queen” and “King Arthur”

M.Locke: Incidental music for Shakespere’s  “The Tempest”

J.Blow: Dances form “Venus and Adonis”

 

FRENCH FANCIES | Saturday 2nd 13:00 | £5
w/Soup by Josh from 12:30M.Marais: Suite in A Major from Pièces de Viole

C.Dieupart: Suite in F minor

R. De viseè: Suite for baroque guitar

F.Couperin: Quatrième Concert from Concert Royaux

 

FOUR SEASONSw/seasonal seasonings| Saturday 2nd 19:30 | £ 10
w/Neopolitan Pizza by Josh from 18:45

An all-Vivaldi programme directed by Jacopo Raffaele

Concerto for strings RV157 in G minor

Recorder concerto RV441 in C minor

The Four Seasons

 

QUASIMODOGENITI SUNDAY | Sunday 3rd 11:00 | FREE

Directed by Pawel Siwczak

Our regular service w/ Cantata for the Sunday after Easter:

“Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats” by J.S.Bach BWV 42

 

BRATWURST, BEER & BACH | Sunday 3rd 18:00 |  £10
w/BBQ by Josh from 17:30

An all-Bach programme directed by Pawel Siwczak

Orchestral suite n.1 in C major BWV 1066

Brandenburg concerto 4 BWV 1049

Concerto for violin and oboe BWV 1060

Cantata “Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats” BWV 42