Dear Visitor : The funding of La Petite Bande from the government has been withdrawn. A message from Sigiswald Kuijken:
“I’m baffled by this decision. I believe that our cause was well defended and we gave it the dignity it deserved. Furthermore, I find no words for that decision, and do not understand the position of the committee . We will now see how we take it from here”
Your support for the ensemble remains very important. Please do not hesitate in spreading the word among friends and music lovers, thanks again for your help.
Who is La Petite Bande?
LA PETITE BANDE (Belgium) was founded in 1972 by Sigiswald Kuijken at the request of the record company Deutsche Harmonia Mundi in order to record Lully's 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme', under the direction of Gustav Leonhardt.
The orchestra takes its name and constitution from Lully's own orchestra at the court of Louis XIV. All its members are internationally renowned specialists in the early music field. Although originally La Petite Bande was not meant to become a permanent orchestra, the success of the recordings was such that they began to give concerts regularly.