Richard Gwilt - Arcomelos


Arcomelos foto Arcomelos is the initiative of Richard Gwilt in partnership with his fellow baroque violinist, Irmgard Schaller. Both highly experienced in their field - Irmgard as a member of the Frans Brüggen's Orchestra of the 18th-century and Richard as a member of the chamber ensemble London Baroque - they have formed the ensemble Arcomelos as a vehicle for music-making in various different formations, from string duo to larger scale ensemble with singer.
As for our name, Arco (Italian) bow, melos (Greek) song, melody. Hence Arcomelos, "to sing with the bow", or "the melodious bow" . Also, most certainly not coincidentally, Arcomelo was Arcangelo Corelli's membership name in the Arcadian Academy in Rome.
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