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Baroque Academy Gothenburg Symphony

Baroque Academy Gothenburg Symphony (BAGS) was formed around 2008 and is an ensemble consisting of about twenty musicians driven by the desire to explore and incarnate music from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Concertmaster for the ensemble is violinist Terje Skomedal. The ensemble has done a lot of concerts over the years with visiting soloists and baroque specialists. The ensembles latest concerts includes Auktionsverket i Gothenburg, in Mölnlycke and in the Concert Hall’s chamber music series.

Guests in selection

Takashi Watanabe cembalo
Dan Laurin flute
Anna Paradiso Laurin cembalo
Magnus Kjellson cembalo
Fredrik From violin
Robert Nairn double bass
Iwona Muszyńsk violin
Göran Karlsson cembalo

Artistic leader

Since 2016, the ensemble’s artistic leader is the Italian cellist Stefano Veggetti. He has over the past years been particularly appreciated for his highly accurate, virtuosic playing, his outstanding musicianship and his sense of period style interpretation.

Stefano Veggeti obtained his cello diploma at the Conservatory of L’Aquila under David Cole, then continued his studies in Philadelphia for Orlando Cole. After returning to Europe, with a great interest in period instruments, he participated in master classes for Anner Bijlsma.

He has appeared in several European radio and TV channels and has made recordings for Nuova Era, Opus 111, Accent, Brilliant and has performed as soloist and chamber musician with prominent musicians and ensembles in a variety of contexts. In 2000, he founded his own group Ensemble Cordia, with which he has worked with newly discovered chamber and orchestral music from the baroque and classical eras.

2013- 2016 Stefano Veggetti collaborated with Anima Eterna as principal cellist. Since autumn 2016, he is the artistic director of the Baroque Academy Gothenburg Symphony, BAGS.

The teaching constitutes a significant part of Stefano Veggetti’s musical life. For more than a decade he taught baroque cello at the conservatory in Verona and leads master classes across Europe and is currently artistic director of the Academy of Antique Music in Bruneck.

Stefano Veggeti plays on a cello by Nicola Gagliano from 1737.

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