Guest director & violin soloist
“Rachel Podger, the unsurpassed British glory of the baroque violin,” (The Times) has established herself as a leading interpreter of baroque and classical music. She was the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Prize (2015) and Gramophone Artist of the Year (2018). Rachel is the founder and Artistic Director of Brecon Baroque Festival and her ensemble Brecon Baroque.
Following an exciting and innovative collaboration, A Guardian Angel, with the vocal ensemble VOCES8, Rachel was thrilled to be one of the Artists in Residence at the renowned Wigmore Hall in 2019/2020. Alongside this, Rachel and Christopher Glynn released the world premiere of three previously unfinished Mozart sonatas as completed by Timothy Jones (2021). Their second disc together of three Beethoven Sonatas was released in March 2022. Upcoming recordings include a disc of solo repertoire along with a recording of C.P.E. Bach sonatas with fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout.
Mozart Violin Concerto no. 1
Haydn Symphony no. 43 “Mercury”
Haydn Symphony no. 49 “La Passione”