Chosen as a residency artist of the Amarcordes musical season (Geneva, Switzerland), Ensemble Fratres holds numerous concerts between 2010 and 2014, especially with the project Bach Filiation (performance of the entire works of J.S. Bach). With the lutenist Luca Pianca, Fratres performed in 2017 Claudio Monteverdi’s « Combattimento di Tancredi » for the LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura of Lugano (Switzerland); and in 2018, the Ensemble participated in the re-creation of Baltic works of the twentieth century (A. Pärt, E. Esenvalds, P. Vasks) for string orchestra, and on period instruments, conducted by Swiss Radio Television’s director Pascal Crittin.
The Fratres musicians share an ardent passion for music pronunciation, on any instrument, thanks to a true coloured vocabulary (vowels) and attacks (consonants). "Hissing, whistling, scratching, glissandi and other temperamental games, invite themselves into their performance, thanks to appropriate techniques and special instruments, made to speak in this way. With this musical language, nourished by diversity and contrast, breath-taking, unpredictable and welcoming, we discover a swing, a harmonic and rhythmic life, little in today’s classical music style: a proposal that surprises and must surprise." Francesco Biamonte, RTS.
The Fratres Ensemble is available in variable formations, ranging from trio to the pre-romantic orchestra. In its repertoire, baroque works, and also performance of classical and romantic works, both in chamber music and in orchestral layout : Pergolese (Stabat Mater), Purcell (Didon & Énée, Abdelazer, Suite, Fantaisies), Telemann (Suites), Bach (Concerti, Mass in B, St-Matthieu and St-Jean Passion, Christmas Oratorios), Vivaldi (Concerti, Stabat Mater, the four seasons), Haendel (Messiah), Haydn (trios and string quartets, The Creation), Boccherini (quintets, Stabat Mater), Mozart (trio Divertimento, quintets, Requiem, Coronation Mass), Schubert (quartet, quintet, octet, Mass in Eb), Brahms (sextet), as well as Schostakovich (quartet) and Jean Cras (string trio).