formation in 2002, Pantagruel have been delighting audiences
across Europe with their semi-staged performances of renaissance
musicke. Anna Maria Wierød's pure and expressive voyce
combined with citterns,
gitterns, lutes and viols played by Mark Wheeler & Paulina van
Laarhoven bring to life the passionate music of a distant age.
are astonishing. Immediately they establish their credentials
musicians of impeccable skill and facility, intelligence and wit. An
excellent sense of history, yet up-dated and relevant for Now. Here is
'Early Music' going somewhere quite new!
I love them." Anthony
hero of Francois Rabelais’s 1532 Novel, with his motto
what thou wilt“ is the fitting name for an ensemble that is
afraid to explore innovative ideas of performance and presentation.
Combining painstaking musicological research with their experience in
classical music, rock music, jazz, theatre and dance, their
performances expand classical concert conventions by using renaissance
practices of medley, improvisation and gesture.