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5 Aug 2019

Bach Renewed: Antoine Tamestit

French violist Antoine Tamestit releases not one but two albums of Bach arrangements in 2019: the viola da gamba sonatas and the Goldberg Variations for string trio. He reveals his innovatory and thoughtful approach to these challenging works in conversation with Carlos María Solare

‘Although I play the Cello Suites and the D minor Violin Partita, I find Bach’s Three Viola da Gamba Sonatas BWV1027–9 to be closest to the viola: they cover almost the same register, and even employ the same alto clef,’ says Tamestit, who has been in love with the sound of the viola da gamba since watching Alain Corneau’s film Tous les matins du monde (1991) as a child.

1 Aug 2019

ANTOINE TAMESTIT

On August 30 will be released the new harmonia mundi cd of Antoine Tamestit and Masato Suzuki of J.S. Bach Sonatas. Today live concert on medici.tv from Verbier Festival at 11.00 am. 

12 Apr 2019

ANTOINE TAMESTIT WON TWO BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARDS

Antoine Tamestit won two prizes at BBC Music Magazine Awards: the Chamber Award for the album Debussy the Late Works  and the Premiere of the Year Award for his recording of Jörg Widmann's Concerto per viola  recorded with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding. Both released by Harmonia Mundi.