Personal Summary / Bio
Founded in 2008 by violinist Joan Plana, Concitato unites solo and chamber music by some of the most active young performers of the new early music scene in the United StatesTaking its name from the Italian concitare ("to incite or provoke"), Concitato electrifies listeners with insightful interpretations of rarely performed repertoire, while redefining the way audiences hear the more well-known works of the Baroque canon. Concitato tastefully combines the latest discoveries in musicological research with cutting-edge training. Concitato’s flexibility allows for the inclusion of additional musical collaborators for larger ensemble or vocal works. After a stunning Chicago début in November 2008, Concitato has performed concerts in Montreal, Cleveland, New York and overseas in Spain and England, where in 2009 they became finalists of the York International Early Music Competition.