Selection 2019

Dichos Diabolos

Dichos Diabolos

Dichos Diabolos owes its name to the “Baile de los dichos diabolos”, one of the Canzone, Sinfonie, Fantasie, Capricci… (1650) by Andrea Falconiero (Naples 1585/6 – 1656).

Dichos Diabolos is a Barcelona based project focused on exploring the performing techniques in manneristic repertories from the Seventeenth Century. Its main interests are historically informed processes of instrumentation, transcription and improvisation, specially from Spanish and Italian Seicento.

Their shows are backed up by a strong musicological background, and are characterized by a certain inclination towards unusual and extravagant thematics. Their concerts are centered on dramatic pacing as well as intellectual and sensitive immersion.

In 2016, Dichos Diabolos won the 1st prize at the Concours International de Cuivres Anciens in Toulouse, organized by Les Sacqueboutiers. The jury, chaired by Michel Becquet, included: Jean-Pierre Mathieu, Gebhard David, Adam Wolf, Fabrice Millischer, Wim Becu, Lluís Coll, Jeremy West and Adrien Mabire.

In 2018, Dichos Diabolos was selected to participate in the IYAP (International Young Artists Presentation) in Antwerp. The ensemble was also chosen to perform in the Fringe edition of the prestigious Utrecht and Brugge early music festivals.

The ensemble was selected for the European EEEmerging programme in 2019.


Belén Vaquero soprano
Cristina Altemir violin
Emiliano Pérez recorder & cornetto
Alfonso Barreno dulcian & bajoncillo
Dimitri Kindynis viola de gamba
Marc Sumsi harpsichord & organ