Founded in 1978 by John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists have always sought to challenge preconceptions of Baroque and early Classical music.
The English Baroque Soloists have long been established as one of the world’s leading period instrument orchestras. Throughout their repertoire, ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart and Haydn, they are equally at home in chamber, symphonic and operatic performances and the distinctive sound of their warm and incisive playing is instantly recognisable. The ensemble has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Teatro alla Scala, Milan, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Sydney Opera House. During the course of the 1990s they performed Mozart’s seven mature operas and recorded all of his piano concertos and mature symphonies.
‘The ensemble was dazzlingly precise and powerful’
Bach Brandenburg Concertos Project