Holland Baroque has a preference for sound artists for whom improvisation and composition are second nature. Wu Wei is such a musician. Incredibly virtuosic and passionate, Wu Wei has brought his instrument to all parts of the world as a true ambassador. The sheng is the extraordinary ancient Chinese mouth organ that evokes three thousand years of Chinese music culture and is a small wonder of harmony, melody, and rhythmic possibilities.
Holland Baroque and Wu Wei present an innovative program with a silky edge. ‘Silk Baroque is one of the most innovative albums of recent times. Surprising, colorful and played and arranged by fantastic musicians! ' (Music Frames, June 2019). Erik Voermans said about Silk Baroque in het Parool: 'It is the seriousness and genuine interest in each other's musical worlds that make this project a success. Silk Baroque forces you to put aside prejudices, and that is beautiful. "
Repertoire: Vivaldi, Bach, and Telemann, Chinese traditionals in arrangements of J. and T.Steenbrink.