‘For me as an artist, direct contact with the audience is the ultimate value and the highest privilege,” says Italian tenor, actor and musicologist Marco Beasley, co-founder of Accordone, one of the world’s leading early music ensembles. The ensemble will perform at the Eilat International Chamber Music Festival in early February. Beasley stresses, “We are humans, not robots. We need to communicate.”
In a phone interview from his home in Naples, Beasley talks about the ensemble he formed 30 years ago with two friends.
“We devoted ourselves to early music; it was a true passion for us. Originally there were three of us – Guido Morini, Stefano Rocco and me. Later on we were only two. Stefano had twins, and things became complicated for him. But he is still with us,” he says.