English Baroque Soloists

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

The English Baroque Soloists founded in 1978 by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, 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 recording of Bach’s Mass in B Minor was released by the Monteverdi ensemble’s own record label, Soli Deo Gloria, reaching no 3 in the UK classical charts.

Recent performances in 2015 with the Monteverdi Choir have included touring Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at the Royal Albert Hall, Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at the Royal Opera House.

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

Members of the English Baroque Soloists:

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

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

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

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

Rachel Beckett (principal)
Christine Garratt
Catherine Latham
Elizabeth Walker

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

Jane Gower (principal)
Gyoergyi Farkas
Rebecca Stockwell
Phil Turbett

Jamie Savan (principal)
Jeremy West
Michael Harrison

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

Neil Brough (principal)
Michael Harrison
Robert Vanryne

Adam Woolf (principal)
Abigail Newman
Stephen Saunders

Robert Kendell

James Johnstone
Howard Moody
Oliver-John Ruthven

Jakob Lindberg
Evangelina Mascardi
David Miller