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.

Highlights have included Wigmore Hall as part of Rachel Podger’s Artists in Residence in 19/20, Edinburgh International Festival, tours of continental Europe and Japan, and performances at their very own Brecon Baroque Festival which went virtual in 2020. Future engagements include performances and a recording of Chad Kelly’s new arrangement, The Goldberg Variations Reimagined, written especially for Rachel and Brecon Baroque.

Variation 22 - Project commissioned and filmed by Brecon Baroque Festival, Brecon Cathedral, August 2020

Variation 26 - Project commissioned and filmed by Brecon Baroque Festival, Brecon Cathedral, August 2020

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).

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This biography is for information only, and should not be re-printed. Please use the link below to download the version for concert programmes.

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