The New Baroque Times bénéficie du programme ”Art et vie” de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Les Tournées “Art et Vie” visent à favoriser la programmation de spectacles vivants de qualité dans des lieux de diffusion culturelle en Wallonie et à Bruxelles, par l’octroi d’une subvention par représentation.
Since its première in december 2012, The New Baroque Times is widely considered as one of the finest baroque ensembles in Belgium. Praised by the specialized music press, this Brussels-based group is recognised for its hot-blooded temperament and the high artistic quality of its performances.
The New Baroque Times explores and reinvents the tonal universe of music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, performing on period instruments and employing historical performance practice. Looking to escape the dogmas of “classical” performance and aiming to whet the appetite of today’s general public, secular and sacred repertoire fuel the ensemble’s creation of spectacles combining music, poetry, dance and/or visual arts, bringing together ancient and modern art forms.
The New Baroque Times varies its ensemble configuration from program to program and fosters collaborations with other distinguished performing ensembles as Brussels Chamber Orchestra or RedHerring baroque ensemble (Patrick Denecker) and works under the baton of conductors like Hansjörg Albrecht or Dirk Vermeulen.
The New Baroque Times has participated to many contemporary creations (BRASS Centre Culturel Forest, AMUZ) and has performed in prestigious festivals and concert halls in Belgium (Festival van Vlaanderen , Festival de Wallonie, Midis Minimes, Zomer van Sint-Pieter (Leuven), Festival International Max van der Linden, Festival de Musique Ancienne de Verviers, Les Grandes Heures de La Cambre, AMUZ (Antwerp), Capitole (Gent), Royal Chapel, Espace 8, European Parliament and Grande Salle du Conservatoire royal, Brussels), Spain (Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro, Festival Música para la Semana Santa) and France (Festival de La Charité-sur-Loire).
As result of the artistic residence at Instituto Cervantes Brussels, The New Baroque Times Voices has developed a concert season dedicated to Spanish baroque music, a conference cycle and a program of cultural exchange.
Pablo García | artistic director
Originally from Valencia (Spain), Pablo studies violin with Boris Kuniev, Manuel Villuendas and Mario Peris. He studies historical performance practice at the Academia de Música Antigua Universidad de Salamanca with Enrico Gatti, Kees Koelmans, Wim ten Have, Jacques Ogg and Peter Frankenberg.
He plays in numerous chamber music and orchestral concerts, particularly in the context of Salamanca Capital Cultural 2002.
He graduates from Brussels Royal Conservatory (Belgium) with a master in baroque violin and completes his musical education in masterclasses with Sigiswald and Barthold Kuijken, Peter Van Heyghen, Paul Dombrecht and Erik Van Nevel.
He studies orchestral conducting for two years at the Conservatory of Lille (France) with Jean-Sébastien Béreau.
He performs regularly with Haydn Sinfonietta Wien (Austria), Les Agrémens, RedHerring (Belgium), Cölner Barockorchester (Germany), Orquesta Barroca de la Universidad de Salamanca, Nereydas (Spain) and other ensembles in The Netherlands, France, Italy, Portugal and Poland recording for BIS and Ricercar.
He appears at Festival de Wallonie, Midi Minimes, Automne Musical de Spa, Eté musical de Roisin, Printemps Baroque du Sablon, Courant d’airs (Belgium), Fundación Cajamadrid, Auditorio Nacional, Festival Internacional de Santander, Festival de Música Antigua y Barroca de Peñíscola, Festival de Música Antigua y Religiosa de Salamanca (Spain), Anton Brucknerhaus (Linz, Austria), Palazzo Vecchio (Florence, Italy), etc.
Pablo studies marketing and management and works at the sales department of Harmonia Mundi Ibèrica (Madrid) and as shop manager and translator for Alpha Productions (Paris).
He is the founder of The New Times Baroque ensemble, The New Times Baroque orchestra and The New Times Baroque Voices.