Based in El Paso, Texas, and founded in 2017, Sprezzatura is a quartet which focuses on the performance and promotion of early music. Simply put, early music is generally pre-Classical era music: any music from the Medieval (c.500-c.1400), Renaissance (c.1400-c.1600), and Baroque (c.1600-c.1750) eras. We consider ourselves to be music educators, and are therefore passionate about sharing our knowledge of this music with our audiences. Most of our public performances include plenty of explanations and discussions about the instruments we play, the composers whose works we perform, the compositions themselves, and life during the Renaissance. Sometimes we gig, too, so feel free to reach out if you’d like to hire the ensemble for a private event.