Musicological research and scenic impact
Since its foundation in 1997, Dialogos, the vocal ensemble directed and created by Katarina Livljanić, has emerged as one of the most outstanding and original medieval music ensembles of the new generation. The ensemble’s projects link new musicological research with an innovative approach to medieval music performance, a theatrical dimension, and an expressive musicality. Dialogos is composed of women’s or men’s vocal ensembles, depending on each specific project.
Since its first projects, Dialogos has been acclaimed by critics (in journals such as The New York Times, Early Music America, Le Monde, Le Figaro, El País, The Guardian...) and performed in the most prestigious concert halls and festivals worldwide (Lincoln Center, Utrecht, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Sydney Festival, Sylvanès Festival, Cluny Museum, Boston Early Music Festival, Edinburgh Festival...), including radio and television broadcasts.
The recordings, published by labels such as Arcana, Sony-BMG, Ambronay Editions, and Empreinte Digitale, have received numerous press distinctions in international music magazines, including Diapason d’or, Choc du Monde de la musique and Goldberg 5 stars.
Dialogos is an ensemble-in-residence at the Royaumont Foundation (2011-14).
Dialogos receives a subsidy from DRAC Ile-de-France – French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
In 2016, Dialogos received the label "Compagnie Nationale" by the French ministry of Culture and Communication for its activities in France and abroad.
Mécénat Musical Société Général is the main sponsor of Ensemble Dialogos.