Il Cuore Barocco (The Baroque Heart) is a independent Slovak ensemble of active professional musicians that performs music from earlier eras in a historically informed manner. It uses replicas of original instruments, period temperaments and pitches, and copies of original manuscripts and prints. Primary sources as well as modern musicological research inform their practice. The goal is to present music of previous centuries to our audience as authentically as possible.
Il Cuore Barocco was established in 2010 by cellist Tomáš Kardoš. It began as a student ensemble supervised by Mgr. art Peter Zajíček ArtD., artistic leader of the early music ensemble Musica Aeterna, and now has an active concert schedule of its own. Il Cuore Barocco annually performs at the Svetloslav Veigl music festival and also at number of towns in Eastern Slovakia. They have performed at the festivals Kráľová pri Senci, Banská Štiavnica, and Prievidza. The ensemble frequently cooperates with vocal soloists and several choirs.
We welcome Il Cuore Barocco to their first appearance at the Festival.