Accademia del Piacere and Fahmi Alqhai at the National Auditorium

Academy of Pleasure

A re-creation of the laments caused by war catastrophes. That is what this program of Academy of Pleasure, the Sevillian's set Fahmi Alqhai, that will approach the dark vision of the terrible central years of the seventeenth century in the lands of the empire (Thirty Years War) through those who lived it and could tell it, like Weckmann the Buxtehude, North German school props. But there is also a look to the south, towards the Seville of Lobo y Correa and the moving Wailing de Antonio Mogavero, a musician from southern Italy who died in Madrid.


The courage of its innovative projects and the strong artistic personality of its director have made Accademia del Piacere the avant-garde group of early Spanish music and one of the leaders in Europe., thanks to his renewed conception of historical music., Accademia del Piacere has revealed new nuances in fundamental repertoires of historical music such as the Italian Seicento, Spanish Renaissance music (“Rediscovering Spain”) or the stage of the Hispanic Baroque ("Sing of Love", dedicated to Juan Hidalgo), receiving awards such as Choc de Classica (France), el Prelude Award(Holland) and the GEMA award for the Best Spanish Baroque Group in 2016. Accademia and Alqhai also surprise visiting artistic territories unrelated to historicism, as in the comings and goings and dialogues, respectively with the flamenco singers Arcángel and Rocío Márquez, for those who receive the Giraldillos from the Seville Flamenco Biennial 2012 and 2016.Accademia del Piacere has performed in the most prestigious stages of classical music, like the new Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the Konzerthaus in Berlin and the one in Vienna, Cologne Philharmonie, la Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon, the National Auditorium in Madrid and many others in Holland,Mexico, Colombia, France, U.S, Japan, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Accademiadel Piacere receives support from the Andalusian Agency for Cultural Institutions and the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM).


viola da gamba and direction Fahmi Alqhaies today considered one of the most important viola da gamba players in the world, and one of the greatest innovators of the interpretation of early music, thanks to its bold conception, personal and communicative approach to historical repertoires.Born in Seville in 1976 a Syrian father and Palestinian mother, It formed in Seville and Switzerland (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and Conservatory of Italian Switzerland Lugano) with teachers Ventura Rico, Paolo Pandolfo y Vittorio Ghielmi. He worked for sets and top-notch directors (Jordi Savall, ton Koopman,Pedro Memelsdorff, uri Caine, etc.), While obtaining a degree in Dentistry from the University of Seville, his career was already focused on his soloist side and his ensemble, Academy of Pleasure, Fahmi Alqhai has led innovative recordings for Glossa (“Rediscovering Spain”, "Sing of Love") they have received important awards worldwide, even outside the realm of historical music, as the Giraldillo for Best Music at the Seville Flamenco Biennial 2012 for The comings and goings —his fourth CD—, by the cantaor Arcángel, and the Giraldillo 2016 to Innovation through Dialogues, with Rocío Márquez. 2014 Alqhai presents his first solo CD, "To taste", renovadora whose conception of viola da gamba received an excellent reception across Europe. For the British magazine Gramophone is a disc “extraordinary” what “takes the viola da gamba to a new terrain of joyous potential”, Y “a happy tribute to all that the violation may have been, and can still be”. With it toured Japan and the United States, after having conducted the Accademia del Piacere in the most important concert halls in the world, like the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the one in Berlin, the new Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Cologne Philharmonie (Germany), Foundation Gulbenkian (Portugal), the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid (Spain) and many other stages in Holland, Mexico, Colombia, Switzerland, France, Italy, etc. In 2016 It presents his most personal work as a soloist, "The Bach Album" for the Glossa label, Audience Award for Best Album 2016 for GEMA, Exceptional Disc for Scherzoy Melómano de Oro. In 2018 receives the Medal of the City of Seville. 2009 He is artistic director of FEMAS, Early Music Festival in Seville.

20 of November, National Auditorium, Chamber Hall

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Photograph: © Oscar Romero