BIANCA RIESNER

cello & viola da gamba


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!

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Have a listen to ISTANTE!

I’m very excited to share the first video of my new group Istante with you!
For more information go to istantemusic.com.

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


BBC Proms

It was an incredible concert with the OAE lead by Marin Alsop yesterday at the Royal Albert Hall… What a way to celebrate my one year anniversary in London! Here we are at the dress rehearsal:

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Graduation!!!

My year at the Royal Academy of Music has come to an end… On 3rd of July I received my Master of Arts in Baroque Cello with Distinction.


I’m very happy and sad at the same time, looking back on a very intense year filled with many challenges that proved to be just what I needed.
I’m very excited for the things that are to come on the baroque as well as the modern cello following my studies while also continuing to work with Jonathan Manson on the viola da gamba.

Thank you to everyone I met in London, you made this year absolutely fabulous and I can’t wait for what’s next to come in this amazing city!