"A work so magnificent and moving that its resemblance to what medieval listeners might have heard is beside the point". (New York Times)
Directed by Katarina Livljanic, singer and musicologist at the Sorbonne University, Dialogos explores our relationship to our musical roots. Since 1997, the ensemble brings together singers and instrumentalists from different backgrounds and countries to revive European oral and written traditions, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Through the research of Katarina Livljanic, Dialogos’s programmes allow audiences worldwide to (re)discover unknown repertoires, with a particular interest for the southern Slavic world. The past becomes alive again through musical language based on medieval sources, plainchant, traditional melodies and polyphony. Profound musicality and contemporary stagings reveal the timeless beauty of these stories that have crossed the centuries.
Dialogos has performed in the most prestigious festivals and concert halls worldwide: festivals in Boston, Utrecht, Vancouver, Dubrovnik, Sydney, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Cité de la musique in Paris, Folle Journée de Nantes ... French and international critics acclaimed the ensemble for the creativity of its musical choices, the quality of its interpretations as well as the research that accompanies each new project. Dialogos has received awards such as Diapason d'Or, “Choc” from Monde de la Musique, 10 of Répertoire, 5 of Goldberg. The CD of Tondal's Vision won the “Diapason d'Or” of the Year 2004 and the "Coup de Coeur" of the Académie Charles-Cros.
Dialogos is subsidized by the DRAC Île-de-France - Ministry of Culture and Communication. « Mécénat Musical Société Générale » is the main sponsor of Dialogos. The ensemble has been in residence at the Ambronay Cultural Center (2006-2009) and the Royaumont Foundation (2011-2014).