Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Les Sacqueboutiers is an ensemble from the city of Toulouse in the southwestern part of France. Formed more than 30 years ago, the group performs exclusively on early brass instruments and they are regarded today as one of the finest ensembles of this kind in the world. Led by artistic directors and Toulouse Music Conservatory professors Jean-Pierre Canihac on cornett and Daniel Lasalle on sackbut, Les Sacqueboutiers are considered a leading authority in the interpretation of the 17th century instrumental music. The ensemble can be heard on over 20 award winning recordings as well as live performances at major music festivals around the world.