Buxton International Festival: Principals of The English Concert

The English Concert
Nadja Zwiener violin
Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Alfonso Leal del Ojo viola
Joseph Crouch cello

Haydn Trio for flute, violin and cello Op. 11, No. 5
Schubert String Trio in Bb D471
Mozart Flute Quartet in C, K285b
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JC Bach Flute Quartet in C, WB58
Mozart Adagio and Fugue K404 (after Bach)
Mozart Flute Quartet in D, K285

Over past seasons we have established ourselves in the idyllic Derbyshire spa town of Buxton with performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Handel’s Tamerlano. This season we turn to Mozart’s early classical opera Lucio Silla and a complementary chamber programme of Mozart and his contemporaries.

‘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.’

PRINCIPALS OF THE ENGLISH CONCERT
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Our Musicians

German born violinist Nadja Zwiener studied in Berlin and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she specialised in historic performance practice of music from the 17th to the 19th Century.

Leader
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Born in England Lisa Beznosiuk is one of the worlds leading performers on early flutes. In her dual capacities as soloist and orchestral principal, she has travelled the world playing a wide range of 18th and 19th century repertoire with some of its finest interpreters. Among other distinguished positions, she is principal flute of The English Concert with whom she has recorded Bach’s Brandenburg...

PRINCIPAL FLUTE
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Alfonso Leal del Ojo grew up and received his initial training in Seville. In 1998 he moved to London where he studied at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music where he specialized in period instrument performance.He has been principal viola of The English Concert since 2006 and tours extensively with them throughout Europe, East Asia and North America. In addition to his work...

PRINCIPAL VIOLA
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Joseph Crouch has been principal cellist of The English Concert since 2008, but first encountered the ensemble over thirty years ago: as a boy treble in the choir of Westminster Abbey he took part in collaborative concerts and recordings with the orchestra that also featured its current director, Harry Bicket, on keyboard. Along with the immersive vocal and choral education offered at the choir school...

PRINCIPAL CELLO