Founded in 2020 in Brussels, The WIG Society is formed by pioneering musicians from across Europe, with the united endeavour to unearth, rediscover, and give life to lesser-known chamber and orchestral works from the age of enlightenment into the romanticism, alongside performing works by famous composers such as Mozart and Haydn.
The ensemble performs using period instruments, and looks deeply into historical performance practise to shed light on rhetoric, humour, wit, emotion, and philosophy through the art and science of sound. The musicians have all come from an array of backgrounds, and have all trained at the finest Conservatoires Europe and the UK has to offer, and share a diverse and professional careers as solo, chamber, and orchestral members with other prestigious ensembles, since their time of study. The WIG Society enjoys to always record world premiers of golden discoveries, and tours each programme in a series of concerts.
Amongst the various projects of this newly born ensemble, The WIG Society collaborates with the renowned Belgian choreographer Thierry Smits and his company Studio Thor in a production entitled ‘Summertime’ (https://varia.be/summertime), which took place in Theatre Varia, Brussels, in June 2021. Due to the success of such performances, 'Summertime' has been rescheduled for the season 2021/2022 in Studio Thor, Brussels. The Ensemble has also won a residency in Ten Weyngaert Social Cultural Center, Brussels for the month of July 2021.
To finesse the season of projects for this year, the ensemble will record their debut album entitled ‘A Revolution of Sound. Flute Quartets from the Mannheim School’ in October 2021 with the prestigious Belgian producer Outhere Music and the Italian label Arcana.