26. July 2019
On the 25th of July, Musica Ricercata performed at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest under Gabriel Bebeșelea's baton and having soprano Rodica Vica a soloist. This was the last concert of the highly acclaimed BaRockIN’ Transylvania tour that saw Musica Ricercata perform in several Romanian cities.
15. July 2019
Between 16. - 19. July, the Musica Ricercata Festival Opus 1 takes place in Sibiu / Hermannstadt. The festival was founded and is curated by Gabriel Bebeșelea and features recitals, open discussions with personalities from the cultural sector and orchestral performances, focusing on re-discovered baroque manuscripts and the performance of long forgotten masterpieces by Transylvanian composers. On the last day of the festival, Gabriel Bebeșelea leads the ensemble Musica Ricercata in a programme entitled "BaRockIN’ Transylvania”, which explores the musical synchronicity between the Transylvanian and the Western-European culture.
After the festival, Musica Ricercata embarks on a Romanian tour under the baton of Gabriel Bebeșelea and featuring soprano Rodica Vica as soloist, and will perform in Cluj-Napoca, Brașov, Mediaș and at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. This project marks the first collaboration between Musica Ricercata and the European Union Youth Orchestra as part of their recently signed partnership agreement.
09. May 2019
Today, the 9th of May, we are proud to announce our partnership with the European Union Youth Orchestra! We inaugurate this important partnership at the exact moment the Informal European Council 2019 takes place in Sibiu, where our headquarters are located.
Musica Ricercata oppure ricerca musicale?
My passion for the research and study of the compositional manuscripts brought me in front of endless routes and musical paths I wanted to explore. But in order to share these masterpieces of unimaginable value with the audience, the musical score needs a transmitting platform, an ensemble to give these scores a “voice”: this is how Musica Ricercata was born!
Together with fellow young passionate musicians, we embarked on this adventure in promoting music which we researched thoroughly beforehand. Our quest of bringing to light pieces that haven’t been performed in centuries, is a long process which requires research in old libraries and centuries-old archives from all over Europe, as well as transcribing these newly discovered manuscripts.
The title – Musica Ricercata (ad literam translated as „Researched Music” – comes from a pieces written by one of the most important composers of the 20th Century, György Ligeti, in which he was bringing a homage to the music of Girolamo Frescobaldi. And being Transylvanian-born myself, like Ligeti, could there be a better connection between the geographical space where this project was born and the idea of homage to early and contemporary music? I strongly believe there isn’t!
This bridge between time and space also inspired us in our desideratum to bring the audience closer to these two ages, apparently unconnected, but in which the research drove to revolutions in the whole society.
The presence of these magnificent musicians on important European stages proved that passion, versatility, but mostly their overwhelming energy deeply resonates with the audience, the reviews being unanimously appreciative.