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). They finished the 2011/12 season with the opening ceremony of the Salzburg music festival, in a performance of Haydn’s Die Schöpfung.
Touring engagements in 2013 will include several Bach concerts – a “Bach Marathon” project in London and other European cities, as well as performances of the Easter and Ascension Oratorios in Aldeburgh, Braunschweig, Leipzig and Versailles.