The dynamic ensemble Brecon Baroque consists of an international line-up of world-class virtuosi in the period-instrument world. Together they specialise in one-to-a-part repertoire including Vivaldi, Biber, and Bach that brings them into the spotlight alongside their director Rachel Podger.
Highlights have included Wigmore Hall as part of Rachel Podger’s Artists in Residence in 19/20, Edinburgh International Festival, tours of continental Europe and Japan, and performances at their very own Brecon Baroque Festival. A new disc of Chad Kelly’s new arrangement, The Goldberg Variations Reimagined, written especially for Rachel and Brecon Baroque will be released in 2023.
Rachel and Brecon Baroque’s debut CD, Bach Violin Concertos, attracted universal critical acclaim and was quickly hailed as a benchmark recording of these works. The complete recording of Vivaldi L’Estro Armonico concertos won the 2016 BBC Music Magazine Concerto Award and Biber Rosary Sonatas won the 2016 Baroque Instrumental Gramophone Award. Additional disc releases include Bach Art of Fugue (2016), Grandissima Gravita (2017), and Vivaldi Le Quattro Stagioni (2018).
- Rachel PodgerViolin