Concerto Palatino is a trailblazing ensemble in the revival of the cornetto and baroque trombone. The group takes its name from a historical ensemble of cornettists and trombonists which existed in the city of Bologna for over 200 years. While the core group is comprised of two cornetti and three trombones, this formation is frequently augmented by the addition of brass players, strings or singers as necessary. Highly acclaimed concerts and recordings have brought an appreciation of their important but little known music to modern audiences, and stimulated many young players to take up these instruments, practically unknown a generation ago. The names Bruce Dickey and Charles Toet are practically synonymous with the modern revival of the cornetto and the baroque trombone and are largely responsible for the enormous advances that have been made in recent years in playing standards on these instruments. Together they have trained a whole generation of cornetto and trombone players, many of whom have become regular members of Concerto Palatino.
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