The English Concert
With an unsurpassed reputation for inspired performances of baroque and classical music, The English Concert ranks among the finest chamber orchestras in the world.
The orchestra's international standing is the result of tireless work at home in the United Kingdom, on the road, and in the studio since 1973, guided along the way by founder Trevor Pinnock, his successor, Andrew Manze, and current Artistic Director Harry Bicket. From Bach to Purcell and Handel to Mozart, The English Concert's award-winning discography features over 100 recordings with some of the most renowned artists in recent history.
During its concert seasons, the orchestra also enjoys working with such distinguished guest artists as harpsichordist Laurence Cummings, violinist Rachel Podger, and soloists Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Alice Coote, Lucy Crowe, and David Daniels. Ground-breaking collaborations with artists and venues worldwide are central to The English Concert's program. These include the orchestra's commission from New York’s Carnegie Hall, initiated in 2012, to present a series of operas-in-concert by George Frederic Handel.