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Mike Fentross

Mike Fentross

Conductor/lutenist Mike Fentross has largely earned his credits as an early music specialist. He is working all over Europe as a conductor, soloist and basso continuo player and he is professor of lute and basso continuo at the Royal Conservatory The Hague. In 2006 he founded the baroque orchestra La Sfera Armoniosa.

About the opening concert of the Musica Antiqua Festival in Brugge the press wrote: He is a true conductor, not only in his movements, but also and especially in his musical thought, developed and original, which distinguishes him from many of his colleagues who are considered to be ‘primus inter pares’. Besides a technically perfect performance of his orchestra, his lecture of Membra Jesu Nostri is tempting for its intensity and its theatricality: Fentross increases the contrasts, uses rubati rarely heard in this repertoire and builds powerful nuances which brings to the music a supplementary dimension of sound. Ton Koopman said in an interview with the German music magazine Concerto: I have found in Mike Fentross an incredibly gifted basso continuo player. I don’t know any one that plays as musical and intelligent continuo as him.

Mike Fentross conducted in many festivals and concerthalls like the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. the Festival van Vlaanderen, Festival d'Ambronay, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, Paradiso Amsterdam, Monteverdi Festival Cremona, Festival de Musica Portico de Zamora, Festival Musica Antiqua Brugge, Vantaa Early Music Festival, Bayreuth Barock and Muziekcentrum Vredenburg in Utrecht. For two times he had the honour to conduct in the presence of Queen Beatrix of Holland.

About his debut as conductor from the Dutch Chamber Choir in 2010 in the Concertgebouw the press wrote: Conductor Mike Fentross rivalled Caravaggio with the score of the Maria Vespers. His first time conducting the Nederlands Kamerkoor was a resounding success.
 

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Symphony While The Swans Come Forward

Symphony While The Swans Come Forward

Mike Fentross / Johannette Zomer / La Sfera Armoniosa

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Opera Omnia XV - Chamber music vol. 3

Opera Omnia XV - Chamber music vol. 3

Ton Koopman / Members of Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Opera Omnia XIII - Chamber music vol. 2

Opera Omnia XIII - Chamber music vol. 2

Ton Koopman & Members of Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

€ 18.95
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Opera Omnia XII: Chamber Music 1
€ 12.95
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24-05-2018 NRC Handelsblad