Concert by the Stradivaria ensemble on 27 July 2022 at the Château de Campagne at 9pm.

Stradivaria Ensemble

Directed by violinist Daniel Cuiller since its creation in 1987, Stradivaria - Ensemble Baroque de Nantes explores the music of the great composers of the Baroque age, on period instruments, while reflecting on the historical basis of musical interpretation.

With the arrival in 2020 of Guillaume Cuiller, oboist, as Associate Artistic Director, Stradivaria is also opening up to a later repertoire, up to the 19th century.

Stradivaria is supported by the State-Prefect of the Pays de la Loire region, the Pays de la Loire region, the City of Nantes and the Loire-Atlantique Departmental Council.

The Crédit Mutuel Loire-Atlantique Centre-Ouest and the Chantenay, Contrie and St Clair branches, the Yanet company, Virage Group, Ferri Gestion, the Astoria Hotel, Desevedavy Musique, BAC Audit Conseil are members of "Continuo", Stradivaria's business club

Stradivaria is a member of the Fédération des Ensembles Vocaux et Instrumentaux Spécialisés (FEVIS), PROFEDIM and CNM.

Spedidam supports the 2022 season of Stradivaria.

Stradivaria/Guillaume Cuiller Ensemble



Since its creation, Stradivaria's project has been based on Daniel Cuiller's research, particularly on French baroque music. This work is naturally illustrated by numerous recordings acclaimed by the international critics.

The record of Simphonies for the Royal Feast of the Count of Artois by François Francoeur in 2001 received a ffff award from Télérama. Research at the Bibliothèque Nationale leads to the world premiere of the lyrical tragedy Pirame and Thisbe (Rebel & Francoeur) with Angers Nantes Opéra in 2007. This recording was awarded the ffff distinction by Télérama and the "Selection" by France Musique.

The creation of the Te Deum for the Victories of Louis XV by Henry Madin, recorded at the Chapelle Royale de Versailles, was awarded a Clic by Classiquenews, a Choc by Classica and ffff Télérama in 2016. In 2018, Daniel Cuiller continues this work at the Château de Versailles with the Te Deum of Blanchard & Blamont, a disc awarded 5 diapasons.

 Stradivaria also plays with renowned soloists and in 2009 recorded the Concertos for harpsichord by J.S. Bach with Bertrand Cuiller, a recording that received the 'Choc Classica' 2009 as well as the famous Critic's Choice of the British magazine Gramophone. For the bicentenary of the composer Jean-Louis Duport's death in 2017, Stradivaria is recording three of his Cello Concertos with Raphaël Pidoux, honouring this dandy virtuoso who, at the dawn of Romanticism, gave the French cello school a collection of concertos full of charm and elegance.

Today, Guillaume Cuiller proposes to explore new, later repertoires, always with a "historically informed" approach.

From summer 2021, Stradivaria has been touring the new programme Summer Serenades approaching the original repertoire for wind octet at the turn of the 18th and 19thth centuries.

In addition to its ongoing activities in the Pays de la Loire and Nantes, Stradivaria performs in France and abroad. Partners include La Folle Journée (Nantes, Tokyo, Kanazawa), the Cité des Congrès de Nantes, Château de Versailles Spectacles, the Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, Mont St Michel, the Sablé Festival, the Abbayes en Lorraine Festival, Les Nuits Musicales d'Uzès, St John?s Smith Square, etc. The ensemble is often invited to Quebec, Belgium, Portugal, and on many stages in Asia (Japan, China...) and performs on tour as part of the French cultural networks abroad. The last creation around the Mass in F by Francisco Antonio de Almeida is part of the French Institute's France-Portugal 2022 cross season.

Stradivaria counts among its musicians a number of pedagogues driven by the desire to pass on their knowledge and share their experience. The Ensemble is developing partnerships for young people with the Fonds de Dotation pour le développement culturel de la Folle Journée and the Rectorat de l'Académie de Nantes. Stradivaria is also involved with " impeded " audiences: elderly homes and organisations for people in need or with disabilities. 

Since 2015, Stradivaria has been organising the International Early Music Competition of the Loire Valley, aimed at young instrumental ensembles performing the 17th and 18th century repertoire on period instruments. This competition has become a real springboard for exchanges and intergenerational transmission.



Sérénades d'été tackles the original repertoire for
wind octet. In the second half of the 18th century in Vienna, wind ensembles were extremely popular and played for entertainment in open-air concerts. In 1782 the Emperor himself formed the Imperial Band, a wind octet made up of the greatest virtuosos of the time.
All composers write for these
and left us with some of the most fashionable


Serenade K 375 by W.A. Mozart
Krommer's Partita opus 57.
Arrangements of operas for wind instruments,
including the famous Magic Flute.


The park of the Château de Campagne

The area has been inhabited for more than 5000 years. The present village is built around a castle and its magnificent park, where the concert will be held.

Chateau de Campagne

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