The English Concert is recognised as one of the world’s great chamber orchestras. We have been at the forefront of period instrument performance for over 40 years.
Our focus is the music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Our style is to balance energetic virtuosity with lyric sensitivity, and our purpose is to share our music-making, in live settings, through recordings and online.
Under the artistic direction of Harry Bicket and principal guest Kristian Bezuidenhout, The English Concert has earned a reputation for combining urgency, passion and fire with precision, delicacy and beauty.
The artistic partners we collaborate with reflect and enhance our pursuit for new ways to bring our music to life. Joyce DiDonato, Dame Sarah Connolly, Iestyn Davies, Trevor Pinnock, Dominic Dromgoole, Tom Morris and many more have not only brought their extraordinary skills to individual projects but continue to help us to shape the way we perform.