Lucidarium is an irresistibly fun group, a light-hearted collection of friends out to relish each other’s company by making music together. That unbuttoned ethos is a welcome intrusion in the concert hall, one that will hopefully infect other performers.
Next to their stylistic confidence and saddle-sure historical interpretation, Ensemble Lucidarium shows us just how contagiously vivacious the reconstruction of medieval sounds can be.
The six members of Lucidarium let their listeners dive into a completely enchanting world… The musical poetry of the Middle Ages was brought back to life in the most beautiful way possible
New York Times
… The Ensemble Lucidarium, an Italian group, in a program of vocal works (and a couple of high-energy saltarellos) on Wednesday afternoon, performed in a style free of vibrato and other forms of modern polish but plentifully adorned with florid vocal embellishments…
American Recorder Society Magazine
Anyone who arrived thinking of Medieval repertoire as “minor” or as music that ‘all sounds alike’ left with changed ideas.
The Arts Desk
There was a naturalness and relaxedness to their performance that was immensely pleasing.
Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace
… it was enough to be swept away, by the refinement and conviction of the performers, to a place where magic reigns.
… and one of the most charming aspects of this ensemble is that, instead of trying to conquer its public, it wins its heart spontaneously.