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The English Concert with Artistic Director Harry Bicket and distinguished guest artists continues to perform Baroque and Classical music with the passion, sophistication and technical mastery established at its creation.

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We love music of the baroque and classical periods, and we believe that through our performances on original instruments, with styles of playing and singing appropriate to a composer or period, we can get to the essential core of the music. With our international group of close-knit musicians, many of whom are soloists in their own right, anything is possible.

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Harry Bicket is internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction, appointed Artistic Director of The English Concert in 2007

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Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano. Born in South Africa in 1979, his studies have taken him around the world to Australia and North America, before settling in London. Gaining international recognition at the age of 21, winning first prize in the prestigious Bruges Fortepiano competition,...

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“each instrumentalist played as though personally responsible for the entire show, wringing out every ounce of drama: at one point during Act II, the cellos unleashed such a torrent of fury that they threatened to upstage the cast." – Financial Times

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Education Programmes

Excellence and inspiration; two ideas that we have held dear since our foundation in 1973. The same is true of our educational work; to inspire the audiences of the future, and to help aspiring young performers achieve their potential.

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Education & Training

Explorers, journalists, and forensic investigators. These are just some of the roles school children take on when our flagship education project Crazy Composers comes to town.

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Education & Training

Aspiring baroque directors are put through their paces with intensive coaching on vocal and instrumental music...

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Education & Training

In association with The Juilliard School in New York, exceptional graduates recieve coaching and masterclasses...

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It’s easy to think of Handel as the all-conquering hero, arriving in London from his Italian adventures, and commanding the operatic scene for the rest of his life. While any passer-by on the streets of London would instantly know Handel’s name, his crown was not without its challengers. Foremost amongst these was the Opera of the Nobility. Created in 1733 and backed by the Prince of Wales, Handel’s...

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We are delighted to announce Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto as our production for Garsington Opera’s 2020 season. The young Mozart combines glorious melody, dazzling vocal fireworks and exquisitely tender melancholy in his first opera seria, premiered to immediate acclaim in the year of Beethoven’s birth. The king, Mitridate, and his two sons are all in love with Princess Aspasia; a complex...

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Imagine picking all the best bits of your favourite pop, rock, hip-hop and jazz stars and combining them into one fantastical package, a bit like your fantasy football team. How great would that be? Each brings their own strengths to the party and create a world-beating combination. The French players (Leclair, Lully, Rameau, Couperin) sweep around the wings, running rings around the opposition with...

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There are plenty of mysteries out there in the musical world: the two heads inside Haydn’s tomb, the enigma behind Elgar’s variations. But what of the gruesome murder of poor Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)?From lace-maker, to dancing star and violin virtuoso, everything seemed to be going right for Leclair. Celebrated as the ‘French Corelli’, his compositions quickly drew the attention of...

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