about us

Every time we set out to study a music score, we are aware of the commitment and responsibility ahead of us:

to free the music, to breathe new life into it, to give it the chance to move us once again.

The work I do with my Accademia Bizantina is just that:

we explore together the musical secret that hides in the score.

A score we investigate, we interrogate, we dig into, allowing the score itself, its composition structure, its language, to tell us how and where to find

the key points where the composer envisioned the emotions he meant to communicate.

When we feel we have found them, and the result of our introspection is clear and shared, we are ready to interpret and convey them with our own style and personality, to all those who may now recognise them for what they are:

emotions rediscovered, explained, returned.

Ottavio Dantone

Accademia Bizantina

INTERPRETERS
of baroque
suggestion

Interpreters: we give voice to the truth of music, first by investigating the sheet music and attempting to unlock its secret, then by making it come alive and resonate for all to hear.

Of Baroque: we specialise in the performance of 17th- and 18th-century music repertoire, branching out into classical music.

Suggestion: we study scores looking for everything that is unwritten, but well present: moods, emotions, suggestions the composer left hidden traces of, to be revealed.

Valori

Forty years of history are not a milestone, they are a treasure: of experiences, of places, of encounters that keep inspiring. Like those with the great masters Riccardo Muti, Luciano Berio, Stefano Montanari and, of course, our conductor: Ottavio Dantone.

Accademia Bizantina: Storicità

“Together” is a word we truly believe in. We are not colleagues, we are friends, partners and confidants, united by a rare long-term understanding that grows year after year with the support of our Director.

Accademia Bizantina: Affiatamento

Designed by Ottavio Dantone, it is what makes our music unique and exciting. It starts with the basic rules of Baroque rhetorical codes to reveal the truth hidden in the score.

Accademia Bizantina: Metodo

It is the heart of music itself, what makes it a universal and timeless language. It is up to us to explore them thoroughly, understand them and give them to the public in their inspiring clarity.

Accademia Bizantina: Emozione

 

Wherever we travel, we are honoured to represent the exceptional relationship between Italy and music: a centuries-old connection involving history, culture, art and territory. A very special connection.

Accademia Bizantina: Eccellenza Italiana

 

Musical culture is a pathway to intellectual elevation, both individually and collectively. A resource we believe should be made accessible to all, so that it can be an instrument of happiness and growth.

Accademia Bizantina: inclusione

 
 

Values

Historicity 

Understanding

Method

Emotion

Italian excellence 

Inclusion

Historical accuracy

Forty years of history are not a milestone, they are a treasure: of experiences, of places, of encounters that never cease to inspire. Like those with the great masters Riccardo Muti, Luciano Berio, Stefano Montanari and, of course, our conductor: Ottavio Dantone.

Accademia Bizantina: Storicità

Understanding

‘Together’ is a word we believe in a lot. We are not merely colleagues, we are friends and confidants, united by a unique long-term understanding that grows year after year, encouraged by our Conductor.

Accademia Bizantina: Affiatamento

Method

Designed by Ottavio Dantone, it is what makes our music unique and exciting. Starting from the basic rules of Baroque rhetorical codes, we unveil the truth hidden in the score.

Accademia Bizantina: Metodo

Emotion

It is the heart of music itself, what makes it a universal and timeless language. It is up to us to explore them thoroughly, understand them and give them to the public in their inspiring clarity.

Accademia Bizantina: Emozione

Italian excellence

Wherever we travel, we are honoured to represent the exceptional relationship between Italy and music: a centuries-old connection involving history, culture, art and territory. A very special connection.

Accademia Bizantina: Eccellenza Italiana

Inclusion

Musical culture is a pathway to intellectual elevation, both individually and collectively. A resource we believe should be made accessible to all, so that it can be an instrument of happiness and growth.

Accademia Bizantina: inclusione
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