The English Baroque Soloists have long been established as one of the world’s leading period instrument orchestras. Throughout their repertoire, ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart and Haydn, they are equally at home in chamber, symphonic and operatic repertoire and the distinctive sound of their warm and incisive playing is instantly recognisable.
The ensemble has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues including La Scala in Milan, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Sydney Opera House. In the course of the 1990s they performed Mozart’s seven mature operas and recorded all Mozart’s mature symphonies and his complete piano concerto cycle. Their recent recordings with the Company’s record label Soli Deo Gloria have all received international acclaim – including releases of the Brandenburg Concertos and Mozart Symphonies 39 & 41.
The English Baroque Soloists are regularly involved in projects along with the Monteverdi Choir, with whom they famously took part in the trail-blazing Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in 2000, performing all of Bach’s sacred cantatas throughout Europe. Most recently, they collaborated on recordings and tours of Bach Motets (2011) and Ascension Cantatas (2012). Other recent performances include the opening of the Salzburg Festival, with a performance of Haydn’s Die Schöpfung.
Further engagements this year include the "Bach Marathon", an entire day of Bach at the Royal Albert Hall in London, followed by a series of Bach concerts (St John Passion, B Minor mass, Easter and Ascension Oratorios and more) in Lucerne, Barcelona, Cologne, Paris, Aldeburgh, Braunschweig and Versailles. In Spring they return to Salzburg with a performance of the Handel/ Mozart oratorio Alexander’s Feast.
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