London Handel Players

London Handel Players

Praised by the New York Times for their “soulful depth” and their “consummate skill and musicianship”, the London Handel Players captivate audiences across the world with their performances and recordings.  Making their debut at Handel’s own parish church, St George’s Hanover Square, as part of London Festival in 2000, the Players appear regularly at the leading venues and festivals in the UK, Europe and North America, performing baroque chamber music and concertos and collaborating with the world’s leading singers

 

 

 

   


Praised by the New York Times for their “soulful depth” and their “consummate skill and musicianship”, the London Handel Players captivate audiences across the world with their performances and recordings. Making their debut at Handel’s own parish church, St George’s Hanover Square, as part of London Festival in 2000, the Players appear regularly at the leading venues and festivals in the UK, Europe and North America, performing baroque chamber music and concertos and collaborating with the world’s leading singers.

The London Handel Players have performed across Canada and the United States, making their New York debut at the Frick Museum in 2012 and returning to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2014. Concerts have included performances at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Lynn Festival, Internationale Händel-Festpiele Göttingen, Varazdin Baroque Evenings, Spitalfields Festival, Newbury Spring Festival, Halle International Handel, Brighton Early Music Festival, East Cork Early Music Festival and in Spain, Ireland, Germany and Croatia. Committed educators at every level and holding professorships in early music at Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, the London Handel Players give masterclasses and workshops to children, students and adults at every level, amateur and professional.

The 15/16 sees the London Handel Players perform alongside Ruby Hughes at Brighton Early Music Festival, a concert which is recorded for BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Concert’. The Players return to the Wigmore Hall with a programme entitled ‘Handel and his European Connections’ and perform further concerts in Ireland, Grayshott, St John Smith Square, Tilford Bach Festival, London Handel Festival and Warwick Early Music Series.

Individually, the London Handel Players pursue busy solo, directing and conducting careers and are leading professors in the field of early music at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music. Their numerous recordings, including four Handel recordings, his Op.2 and Op.5 trio sonatas, his complete violin sonatas and the compilation disc of aria arrangements and the Handel flute concerto, entitled “Handel at Home” have been critically acclaimed. The ensemble’s latest disc “A Tribute to Bach” which includes his flute sonatas, arias, Sinfonia BWV 249 and Concerto BWV 1056, is released in 2016.

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Reviews

"The playing, both individually and collectively, is impeccable and the result is a very significant recording indeed"

Early Music Review, Noel O’Regan, April 2013 (Geminiani Op.1)

 

"Consummate skill and musicianship"

New York Times, Vivian Schweitzer, January 2012 (Concert at the Frick Museum)

 

"pure, velvety and wonderfully expressive flute playing of Rachel Brown.  It is not impossible to believe that this was the sort of sound that Orpheus himself might have been capable of….Adrian Butterfield...a gripping, virtuoso performer with a deep musical understanding"

Gottinger Tagelatt, Michael Schaefer, June 2011 (Gottingen International Handel Festival)

 

"From the moment Rachel Brown’s delicately warbling wooden flute begins the pastoral Andante of the B minor Sonata that is first on the disc, one simply surrenders…Lovers of Handelian affettuoso in particular need not hesitate"

International Record Review, Piers Burton-Page, May 2008 (Handel Trio Sonatas Op.2)

 

"This review could be reduced to just three words: 'Buy this recording'…..this recording is full of the most delicious music you could ask to hear, and the players give every indication of loving every note they play"

British Flute Society Magazine, Robert Bigio, September 2006 (Handel at Home)

 

 

 

 

Contact

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