English Baroque Soloists


“The ensemble was dazzlingly precise and powerful”
- The Daily Telegraph

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 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. More recently, they joined forces again in a “Bach Marathon” event at the Royal Albert Hall (2013), and collaborated on recordings and tours of Bach Motets (2011) and Ascension Cantatas (2012), both of which reached no 1 in the UK classical charts.

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 of the Brandenburg Concertos and Mozart Symphonies 39 & 41 were released by the Monteverdi ensemble’s own record label, Soli Deo Gloria.

Recent performances in 2013 have included a series of Bach concerts together with the Monteverdi Choir – St John Passion, B Minor mass, Easter and Ascension Oratorios and more.

In 2014, following concerts of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 in Cambridge, Versailles and Barcelona to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of Monteverdi Choir, they perform Handel Dixit Dominus at several summer festivals.

The English Baroque Soloists are under the patronage of HRH the Prince of Wales.


Members of the English Baroque Soloists:

VIOLINS
Kati Debretzeni (leader)
Marcus Barcham Stevens
Sarah Bealby-Wright
Iona Davies
Claire Duff
Emily Dupere
Foskien Kooistra
Roy Mowatt
Jean Paterson
Stephen Pedder
Alida Schat
Anne Schumann
Matthew Truscott
Henrietta Wayne
Hakan Wikstrom
Hildburg Williams

VIOLAS
Jane Rogers (principal)
Lisa Cochrane
Aliye Cornish
Annette Isserlis
Stella Mahrenholz
Maria Ramirez

CELLOS
David Watkin (principal)
Olaf Reimers (principal)
Ruth Alford
Kinga Gaborjani
Lucile Perrin
Catherine Rimer

DOUBLE BASSES
Valerie Botwright (principal)
Cecelia Bruggemeyer
Markus van Horn
Elizabeth Bradley
Tomoki Sumiya

FLUTES
Rachel Beckett (principal)
Christine Garratt
Catherine Latham
Elizabeth Walker

OBOES
Michael Niesemann (principal)
Mark Baigent
Rachel Chaplin
Josep Domenech
Ina Stock

BASSOONS
Jane Gower (principal)
Gyoergyi Farkas
Rebecca Stockwell
Phil Turbett

CORNETTI
Jamie Savan (principal)
Jeremy West
Michael Harrison

HORNS
Anneke Scott (principal)
Christopher Larkin
Martin Lawrence
Jorge Renteria Campos
Joseph Walters

TRUMPETS
Neil Brough (principal)
Michael Harrison
Robert Vanryne

SACKBUTS
Adam Woolf (principal)
Abigail Newman
Stephen Saunders

TIMPANI
Robert Kendell

ORGAN/HARPSICHORD
James Johnstone
Howard Moody
Oliver-John Ruthven

CHITARRONI
Jakob Lindberg
Evangelina Mascardi
David Miller