Viola da Gamba
Harry Buckoke plays viola da gamba and Lirone. A keen chamber musician, he is lucky to perform in several ensembles which have been supported by the continuo foundation.
Harry is a member of Apollo’s Cabinet who recently won the the Innovation prize at the International Biber competition and first prizes from the Gottingen International Handel Competition and the Maurizio Pratola Competition. He is part of Lux Musicae London, Idrisi ensemble, Hex, and performs with Fair Oriana, Ensemble Augelletti, Chelys, Musica Antica Rotherhithe and Fieri Consort.
Harry also gives solo performances, recent appearances include a Telemann concerto for the London Handel Society and a recital on the history of the viol at the Roman River festival. Always interested in connecting music and other art forms, he has created music for theatre, political burlesque, performance art and dance.
Harry studied Viol with Paolo Pandolfo at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. With a thesis on Hegel and the aesthetics of performance, Harry holds an MA in Aesthetics from NYU where he received their student performer award. His BA is in English Literature from the University of Cambridge where he held an instrumental award scholarship.
He is currently a PhD candidate at the Orpheus Institute working on intabulation practices on the viola da gamba