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Brecon Baroque

Period(s) Baroque
Style of ensemble Instrumental

Biography

The dynamic ensemble Brecon Baroque was founded in 2007 by violinist and director Rachel Podger as resident ensemble at her annual Brecon Baroque Festival. 

Brecon Baroque specialises in the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries, mostly as a one-to-a-part ensemble based on the Cafe Zimmerman ensemble which Bach himself directed. They also appear as a small baroque orchestra for Vivaldi, Telemann, Purcell and Handel.

In 2010 Rachel and Brecon Baroque recorded Bach's Violin Concertos for Channel Classics. This debut CD attracted universal critical acclaim and was quickly hailed as a bench-mark recording of these works. A second disc, Bach's Double and Triple Concertos, was released in 2013 to rave reviews, including CD of the week nominations for Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 CD Review, HR2 Kultur (Germany) and WQXR (New York). In 2015 the group's third disc, a complete recording of Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico concertos was Record of the Month for both the BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine, was awarded a Diapason d'Or, won the 2016 BBC Music Magazine Award in the concerto category and was shortlisted for a Gramophone Award. Brecon Baroque's next recording, Bach Art of Fugue, will be released in Spring 2016.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Libby Percival

Postal address
Percius, AdviceHub, 66 Devonshire Road, Cambridge CB1 2BL

Members Names
Rachel Podger - baroque violin / Director
Johannes Pramsohler - violin
Sabine Stoffer - violin
Jane Rogers - viola
Alison McGillivray - cello
Jan Spencer - violene
Daniele Caminiti - theorbo
Marcin Światkiewicz - harpsichord

Telephone Number
+44 7718 752 481

Email address
info@percius.co.uk

Website address
www.percius.co.uk

Other associated sites
http://www.facebook.com/Brecon-Baroque-Festival-278576345508546/