I SOLISTI Belgian wind ensemble Antwerp


Giving opportunities to young talented artists, performing adventurous and challenging projects as well as world-creations and musical theatre are cornerstones in the philosophy of the ensemble. Under the leadership of artistic director and founding father Francis Pollet the ensemble – established over 30 years ago as a traditional wind octet – has grown into an internationally renowned music production house.

I SOLISTI unites famed musicians who have a solid reputation as soloist, orchestra member or chamber musician. Depending on the project, the line-up is hand-picked from a permanent core of 25 musicians. Reflecting on 250 years of wind[r]evolution, I SOLISTI conceives a varied and colourful spectrum of original projects: going from intimate chamber music, to daring contemporary creations, surprising opera’s and theatre concerts for young and old to supporting young musicians and composers with I SOLISTI and releasing fascinating recordings. The ensemble, accommodated as Campus resident at deSingel International Arts Campus, is structurally subsidised by the Flemish Government. As a wind ensemble, it occupies a unique place in the Belgian musical landscape.

Since August 2020 composer Frederik Neyrinck joins the artistic team of I SOLISTI as Artist in Residence for four seasons.