March 22, 2013


Il Complesso Barocco, a chamber group of young vocal and instrumental soloists founded in 1992 by Alan Curtis, has made a speciality of performing the Italian madrigals of composers such as Marenzio, Monteverdi, Gesualdo and d’India, together with vocal and instrumental music from the later Baroque. Concerts by Il Complesso Barocco throughout Italy have been praised for their expressive interpretation and stylistic accuracy and the group’s reputation has grown following concerts at the Berkeley (California) Festival in 1994 (and again in 1998) and subsequent engagements in major European centres. Indeed, the German film director Werner Herzog was so impressed that he invited members of Il Complesso Barocco to be protagonists in his award-winning television documentary on Gesualdo.