A unique consort of renaissance recorders.
I’ve had the honor to work with The Royal Wind Music as a freelancer since fall 2016. Engagements have included concerts in The Netherlands, Germany, Finland and Mexico with the programme Nostre Maistre et Bon Père, following the masters and apprentices in renaissance music, as well as collaboration with the Belgian vocal ensemble Psallentes under the direction of Hendrik Vanden Abeele, resulting in a joint album Gratia Plena, a collection of plainchant, polyphonic and instrumental music of the 15th and 16th centuries, yet to be released on the label Le Bricoleur.
A new programme, The Orange Tree Courtyard – Music in and around Seville Cathedral toured in the season 2019/2020 with concerts in Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Austria and Germany, and will be recorded as the 10th album of The Royal Wind Music for the German label Pan Classics (coming up in 2021/2022).
An array of international musicians perform repertoire from the golden age of polyphony on an impressive collection of renaissance recorders: together they are The Royal Wind Music. The group was founded in 1997 by Paul Leenhouts and has captivated a steadily-growing worldwide audience ever since with its performances of instrumental music from the period 1520-1640. 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.