il Gardellino is a Flemish instrumental ensemble for Baroque music, founded in 1988 on an initiative of the Dutch oboist Marcel Ponseele (NL) and flutist Jan De Winne. The name was derived from a piece by Vivaldi for transverse flute, oboe, violin, bassoon and continuo Il Gardellino, which is in Flemish the name of the songbird distelvink. The ensemble plays on period instruments in historically informed performance. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach are a focus, but also by his contemporaries Johann Friedrich Fasch, Carl Heinrich Graun, Handel, Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, Telemann and Vivaldi.
Alain De Rijckere, Ann Vanlancker, Annelies Decock, Benjamin Dieltjens, Blai Justo, Christophe Robert (2), Damien Guffroy, Deirdre Dowling, Emmanuel Balssa, Frank Coppieter, Frank Coppieters, Guy Penson, Hervé Douchy, Inge Zutterman, Ingrid Bourgeois, Ira Givol, Isabella Bison, Jan De Winne, Joanna Huszcza, João Sebastião, Julien Chauvin, Kaat De Cock, Korneel Bernolet, Korneel Lecompte, Laurent Lechenadec, Liesbeth Hermans, Lieven Termont, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Luc Bergé, Marcel Ponseele, Marco Testori, Marleen Schampaert, Martine Schnorhk, Michiyo Kondo, Mika Ahika, Mika Akiha, Miki Takahashi (3), Mira Glodeanu, Patrick Denecker, René Schiffer, Rodney Prada, Ruth Van Killegem, Ryo Terakado, Sandrine Dupé, Shalev Ad-El, Vincent Lesage, Vittorio Ghielmi, Zvi Meniker