It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.

Johann Sebastian Bach

IIIe Séminaire de viole
« Claudio Monteverdi »

Spa (Belgium)
16th-19th October 2023

Master-class solo pieces with Vittorio Ghielmi  & 

Viol Consorts with Philippe Pierlot 

Monday 16th : 15 :00-20 :00

Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th : 10:00-13:00  / 15:00-20 :00

Conference by Marco Casonato

Tuesday 17th at 20 :00

Master’s Concert

Vittorio Ghielmi

Thursday 19th at 20:30


La Cascatelle, Avenue de la Havette, 4 - 4900 SPA (master-class, consort, lodging, meals, conference)

Eglise Protestante, rue Brixhe  4900 SPA (concerts Saturday 17th)


Philippe Pierlot +32 477 72 63 49

Ricercar Consort +32 87 77 19 74




Salvator Mundi

With soothing yet dramatic sounds, Buxtehude examines human suffering and divine mercy.Philippe Pierlot and his companions come to the aid of the composer.Ricercar Consort created a perfect interpretation, full of heavenly harmonies. From the opening cantata Jesu meines Lebens Leben, to the lastHerzlich lieb hab ich Dich, o Herr,we can admire the wonderful complementarity of voices and instruments.

An admirable record in every respect.


Philippe Pierlot


Dès le XVIe siècle, la viole de gambe est considérée comme l’instrument le plus parfait, se rapprochant au mieux de la voix humaine.

Les auteurs louent sa sonorité douce, ses coups d’archet mourants, son ton d’ambassadeur... des qualités qui en font, par excellence, l’instrument de la confidence et sans aucun doute propice à élever la spiritualité. 


“a wonderfully full yet transparent sound, greatly enhanced by the sheer quality of the voices, and recorded with such luxuriance that the only concessions to the thinner forces are greater flexibility and a sense of a more focused expressive intent. This Is a truly lovely recording which certainly lacks neither the drama nor the intimacy of the others, but adds to it a clarity of thought and expressive detail that I find wholly absorbing … a highly distinguished disc.”

Marc Rochester - Gramophone, July 2019

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