Garth Knox & Saltarello

Garth Knox & Saltarello

With Garth Knox (medieval fiddle | viola d’amore | viola), Agnès Vesterman (cello), Sylvain Lemêtre (percussion)

A lot can happen in a thousand years! Condensing it into just two hours might be a bit of a challenge, but Saltarello Trio step up to the plate, tracing a clear musical line from Hildegard Von Bingen to David Fennessy, taking in multiple stops along the way to admire the work of Dowland, Vivaldi and Purcell. The trio’s collective and vast experience in the fields of classical and contemporary allows them to seek out the colours and textures of folk music to inform their witty arrangements. In this, they highlight the connections and similarities that exist between soundworlds of today and of hundreds of years ago. Virtuoso violinist Garth Knox’s new composition, specially commissioned by Music Network, will sit across the centuries, mediating a conversation between past and present.