Brecon Baroque

Magnificent Brecon Baroque are masters of an impressive palette.

Diapason d'Or

Rachel Podger's crack team deliver miracles of virtuosity.

The Observer

Inspirational originality elicits inspirational playing.

BBC Music Magazine

Brecon Baroque

Director: Rachel Podger

The dynamic ensemble Brecon Baroque consists of an international line-up of world-class virtuosi in the period-instrument world. Together they specialise in one-to-a-part repertoire including Vivaldi, Biber, and Bach that brings them into the spotlight alongside their director Rachel Podger.

Rachel and Brecon Baroque’s debut CD, Bach Violin Concertos, attracted universal critical acclaim and was quickly hailed as a benchmark recording of these works. The complete recording of Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico concertos won the 2016 BBC Music Magazine Concerto Award and Biber Rosary Sonatas won the 2016 Baroque Instrumental Gramophone Award. Additional disc releases include Bach Art of Fugue (2016), Grandissima Gravita (2017), and Vivaldi Le Quattro Stagioni (2018).

Highlights have included performances at Edinburgh International Festival and their very own Brecon Barqoue Festival. Future appearances feature tours of Vivaldi Le Quattro Stagioni (Four Seasons), Biber Rosary Sonatas (AMUZ), and Rachel's new Bach Dynasty programme featuring mezzo soprano, Ciara Hendrick.

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