Music in Vienna first flourished long before Mozart. The splendid 17th-century courts of the Holy Roman Emperors brought together virtuosos from across Europe to create a remarkable musical culture. Quicksilver, praised for “impeccable, soulful playing” (The New York Times), explores the brilliant music created for the Emperors' court festivities, a feast of sumptuous sonatas and ingenious ballets.

“Drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres.” —Early Music America

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    Quicksilver

    Robert Mealy, co-director & violin
    Julie Andrijeski, co-director & violin
    Greg Ingles, sackbut
    David Morris, viola da gamba/cello
    Avi Stein, harpsichord/organ
    Charles Weaver, theorbo/guitar

    “Revered like rock stars within the early music scene” (The New York Times), Quicksilver brings together today’s top North American historically-informed performers. Described as “drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres,” (Early Music America) and praised as “irresistible” (Fanfare Magazine), Quicksilver vibrantly explores the rich chamber music repertoire from the early modern period to the High Baroque.

    The ensemble has been featured at numerous music series and prestigious festivals, receiving critical acclaim, standing ovations and repeat invitations. Recent and upcoming appearances include Carnegie Hall, Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Concerts from the Library of Congress, CU Presents Artist Series (Colorado), Toronto Consort Series, the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, Da Camera Society (Los Angeles), San Diego Early Music Society, Boston Early Music Festival, Vancouver Early Music Festival, Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, Early Music Now (Milwaukee), Chamber Music Tulsa, Indianapolis Early Music Festival, San Francisco Early Music Society, Miami Bach Society, Madison Early Music Festival, Dumbarton Oaks Concert Series (Washington, DC), Houston Early Music, Early Music Hawaii and Music Before 1800.

    Quicksilver’s debut recording, Stile Moderno was described as “Breakthrough of the Year…breathtaking” (Huffington Post) and “convincing…terrific” (Early Music Oxford Journal). Quicksilver’s latest recording, Fantasticus, has been named one of The New Yorker’s Ten Notable Recordings of 2014, praised as “Fantasticus, indeed” (Gramophone) and a “recommended purchase” (Austrian Music Journal). Quicksilver’s upcoming recording, The (very) First Viennese School, will be released next season.

The (very) First Viennese School

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