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Henrik Persson

Cello, Viola da Gamba
Henrik Persson

Having studied with Jennifer Ward Clarke and Richard Campbell, Henrik now enjoys a rich and varied freelance career, both as a continuo player and as a soloist. He is a regular with the Oxford Bach Soloists, Florilegium, the Musical and Amicable Society, with whom he also appears as a soloist, and for the Blackdowns Early Music Projects. He was first continuo player of New London Consort and Musicians of the Globe with whom he toured extensively around the world.

Together with Caroline Ritchie, he is a cofounder of his own group Newe Vialles which operates both as a viol duo and a consort.

Recordings include appearing as a soloist together with Jonathan Rees and Martin Perkins on the Weston Park Cello Music recording. He also appears as a continuo player on many discs such as Spiritato!’s The Judgement of Paris by Daniel Purcell, Sweeter Than Roses with soprano Anna Dennis and Sounds Baroque, Bach cantatas with Amici Voices, and Odes, Songs and Sonatas, Divine, Moral and Entertaining from the English 18th Century with the Musical and Amicable Society. Soon to be released are Bach Cantatas with the Oxford Bach Soloists and Nick Pritchard.

Henrik is fortunate enough to be able to perform on an original cello by Nicholas Chappuy 1770 and an original viola da gamba by Edward Lewis 1703.