September 2008

Bosgraaf and Elias in Russia:
22 September 2008 Bosgraaf and Elias gave a concert at the international Early Music Festival of St. Petersburg.
Programme: ‘The Nightwatch, music from the time of Rembrandt’. This concert was part of Bosgraaf and Elias’ debut tour in Russia.

An impression of the concert by the St. Petersburg journal ‘Kommersant’ of September 24th:

‘The sophisticated drive of Bosgraaf’s and Elias’ playing sounded within the walls of the
Chapel of the Knights of Malta reminiscent of a medieval discoteque’

‘On the personal front the members of the national team
of the Royal Netherlands made the best impression : The sensitive and
elegant arabesque of Erik Bosgraaf’s affects reminded one of the
performance style of Barthold Kuijken, and after the first solo
numbers by Izhar Elias it became evident, that today’s gurus of early
string instruments do not have to worry about the future of baroque
guitar.’

October / November 2008

Cordevento gave successfull performances in the early music festivals of Berlin and Modena.
In the last week of November Cordevento will be special guest in the early music festival of Sofia.

 

December 2008

Izhar moved to another address:
Gortestraat 39
2311MS Leiden, Netherlands