Rachel Podger is one of the most creative talents to emerge in the field of period performance.
Over the last two decades she has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of the
Baroque and Classical periods. The dynamic ensemble Brecon Baroque was founded in 2007 by violinist
and director Rachel Podger as resident ensemble at her annual Brecon Baroque Festival. The international
line-up consists of some of the leading lights in the period-instrument world.
Brecon Baroque specialises in the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries, mostly as a one-to-a-part ensemble
based on the Cafe Zimmerman ensemble which Bach himself directed. They also appear as a small baroque orchestra
for Vivaldi, Telemann, Purcell and Handel. For their Abbotsholme concert they will be performing Vivaldi's L'Estro
Armonico and works by Bach.
"Britain's finest period violinist" BBC Music Magazine
This concert is sponsored by the Edward Saunders legacy