Theatrum Affectuum, founded in 2003, specialises in music from 17th and 18th century Italy and Germany. Using the combination of recorder, one or two violins, cello and harpsichord, the ensemble has an individual and energetic approach to performing baroque music. Press reviews have described the ensemble’s interpretations as both profound and witty.
The group has toured regularly in Europe over the last six years, allowing them to develop a distinct way of performing. The members of Theatrum Affectuum are regularly performing with leading European baroque and classical groups, such as Accademia Bizantina, La Venexiana and Nederlandse Bachvereniging. Under the name of Ricreation d’Arcadia several group member won 1st prize and the audience prize in the acclaimed Rovereto early music competition in 2004.
The musicians are currently based in Milan, Italy, and Basel, Switzerland.
Andreas Böhlen – recorder
Ayako Matsunaga – baroque violin
Yukie Yamaguchi – baroque violin
Takashi Kaketa – baroque cello
Takashi Watanabe – harpsichord