In our first visit to South America, the English Baroque Soloists showcased a selection of J.S. Bach’s finest instrumental repertoire at the Cartagena International Music Festival, Colombia in January 2019.
Kati Debretzeni, the leader of the EBS, was the soloist in three violin concertos, including the rarely-heard D minor (better known in its later version as a harpsichord concerto); and the international keyboard soloist Paolo Zanzu performed two of Bach’s harpsichord concertos. The virtuosic Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and Orchestral Suite No. 2, with its famous concluding ‘Badinerie’, completed the programmes, both featuring flautist Rachel Beckett as the soloist.