The orchestra Les Muffatti originated in the need of some young musicians in Brussels to create a felicitous professional situation with a view to performing the baroque orchestra repertoire, to achieve a balance between the joy of making music, the polishing touch of specialists, and the concern with depth. Their enthusiasm, commitment and idealism attracted baroque specialist Peter Van Heyghen, who joined the ensemble as coach and conductor. The name of the ensemble refers to the cosmopolitan composer Georg Muffat (1653-1704), a key figure in the history of the orchestra and one of the first authors to map in detail the decisive differences between the French and the Italian baroque style in music. After a successful debut in Brussels in 2004 Les Muffatti performed in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy and Portugal. Solid stylistic know-how, well-adapted techniques of playing and carefully selected instruments enable Les Muffatti to bring a historical repertoire to a contemporary audience in an entertaining, moving and convincing way.