‘Flawless and uplifting’ – The Independent, 2014 With an unsurpassed reputation for inspiring performances of baroque and classical music, The English Concert ranks among the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Such standing is the result of tireless work on the road and in the studio since 1973, guided by founder Trevor Pinnock, his successor Andrew Manze, and current Artistic Director Harry Bicket. The English Concert’s award-winning discography of over 100 recordings features masterworks from Bach to Purcell and Handel to Mozart, as well as some of the most renowned artists in recent history. The orchestra also works with several distinguished guest directors, including harpsichordists Laurence Cummings, Christian Curnyn, and violinist Rachel Podger. Ground-breaking collaborations are at the forefront of our thinking and part of our longstanding relationships with exceptional artists and venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall who have commissioned a dramatic Handel production each year.