A unique consort of renaissance recorders.
I’ve had the honor to work with The Royal Wind Music as a freelancer since fall 2016. Projects have included concerts in The Netherlands, Germany and Mexico, as well as collaboration with the Belgian vocal ensemble Psallentes under the direction of Hendrik van den Aabele, with our recently recorded joint album Gratia Plena, a collection of plainchant, polyphonic and instrumental music of the 15th and 16th centuries, to be released on the label Le Bricoleur in 2019.
The Royal Wind Music was founded by Paul Leenhouts in 1997. They perform on a collection of instruments made by Adriana Breukink and Bob Marvin that ranges from the twelve-inch sopranino to the sub-contrabass measuring over ten feet. With their performances of instrumental music from the period 1520-1640, the group has captivated a steadily-growing worldwide audience. Their wish to bring Renaissance music to life in an authentic and accessible way results in programmes that juxtapose rarely heard compositions with well-known repertoire. Playing entirely from memory and without a conductor, The Royal Wind Music is also known for its engaging performances and ability to communicate with the audience.