Classical Artists

Academy of Ancient Music

Academy of Ancient Music

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is a period-instrument orchestra based in Cambridge, England. Founded by harpsichordist Christopher Hogwood in 1973, the musicians play on either original instruments or modern copies of instruments from the period of time the music was composed. profile & recordings >>


Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Academy of St Martin in the Fields has an enthusiasm for fresh, brilliant interpretation of the world's most loved classical music. profile & recordings >>


Accademia Bizantina dir. Ottavio Dantone

Accademia Bizantina dir. Ottavio Dantone

The Accademia Bizantina is regarded as one of the most versatile and select ensembles using original instruments directed by its harpsichordist Ottavio Dantone. profile & recordings >>


Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel is a multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter who has won several awards in her native Denmark for her individual style. profile & recordings >>


Ailish Tynan

Ailish Tynan

Ailish Tynan is an award-winning soprano whose performances in opera and recitals have established her as a sought-after vocalist. profile & recordings >>


Akiko Suwanai

Akiko Suwanai

The youngest ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Akiko Suwanai is a violinist who enjoys a prestigious international career performing in concerts and recitals in major cities in Europe, North America and Asia. profile & recordings >>


Alastair Miles

Alastair Miles

Alastair Miles was born in Harrow and studied flute at the Guildhall School of Music before embarking on his highly successful vocal career.  profile & recordings >>


Albrecht Mayer

Albrecht Mayer

Albrecht Mayer is the  principal oboist for the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic and a very active soloist and recitalist not only on the oboe, but also on its relatives, the English horn and the oboe d'amore. profile & recordings >>


Alec Frank-Gemmill

Alec Frank-Gemmill

Born in 1985, Alec Frank-Gemmill ranks among the finest of a new generation of horn players. He is recognised internationally for the beauty of his tone and the keen sense of musicianship he brings to performances of works by a wide range of composers. profile & recordings >>


Aleksandra Kurzak

Aleksandra Kurzak

Aleksandra Kurzak is a Polish-born soprano who has performed worldwide at many highly respected venues and under many renowned conductors. profile & recordings >>


Alexander Janiczek

Alexander Janiczek

Alexander Janiczek is highly sought after as a director, soloist, guest leader and chamber musician. profile & recordings >>


Alexandre Guerra

Alexandre Guerra

Alexandre Guerra is a composer, arranger and music producer who is a graduate of the Berkelee College of Music and is well known for his composition and orchestration of soundtracks. profile & recordings >>


Alexei Lubimov

Alexei Lubimov

Alexei Lubimov is counted among today's most outstanding pianists. His wide repertoire, dedication to principles and musical morals make him a most welcome exception on the music scene today.

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Alfie Boe

Alfie Boe

Alfie Boe is in possession of one of the finest tenor voices to come out of the UK for many years.

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Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel's place among the greatest musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is assured. Renowned for his masterly interpretations he is one of the indisputable authorities in musical life today. profile & recordings >>


Alison McGillivray

Alison McGillivray

Versatile cellist Alison McGillivray takes a break from her ensemble work with Concerto Caledonia and Ricordo, for this, her debut solo album. profile & recordings >>


Allegri String Quartet

Allegri String Quartet

Founded in 1953 by Eli Goren, William Pleeth, Patrick Ireland and James Barton, the Allegri Quartet is Britain's longest-running chamber music ensemble, sustained over six decades by successive generations of the finest international performers. profile & recordings >>


Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli is an Italian tenor, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who is arguably the best known tenor worldwide, being a household name throughout much of the West. profile & recordings >>


Andreas Ottensamer

Andreas Ottensamer

The Austrian clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer has captured audiences and critics alike with the singular beauty of tone that he coaxes from the instrument. profile & recordings >>


Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Maestro Andrew Davis is an English conductor who has worked with all of the world major orchestras, conducting concerts and at festivals worldwide as well as for recordings. profile & recordings >>


Andrew Lawrence-King

Andrew Lawrence-King

Baroque-harp virtuoso and imaginative continuo-player, Andrew Lawrence-King is one of the world's leading performers of early music. profile & recordings >>


Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau

Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau

The Dessau Orchestra counts as one of the oldest and most tradition-steeped orchestras in Saxony-Anhalt.  In August 2009, Dutchman Antony Hermus succeeded Golo Berg to the position of Principal Conductor and Music Director. profile & recordings >>


Anima Eterna Brugge

Anima Eterna Brugge

Anima Eterna Brugge is an orchestra which was founded by Jos van Immerseel in 1987, and which is based in Bruges. Depending on its repertoire (which ranges from Monteverdi to Gershwin), it numbers from 7 to 80 musicians. profile & recordings >>


Anna Malikova

Anna Malikova

Anna Malikova is an award winning pianist from Uzbekistan whose recordings and international performances have been highly praised.  profile & recordings >>


Anna Netrebko

Anna Netrebko

Anna Netrebko has transcended the boundaries typical of classical music stardom to become one of the world's most widely recognized and highly regarded opera singers. profile & recordings >>


Anna Tilbrook

Anna Tilbrook

The distinguished pianist and accompanist, Anna Tilbrook, has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including Sir Willard White, Lucy Crowe and James Gilchrist. "Anna Tilbrook is excellent" (Gramophone)  profile & recordings >>


Anneleen Lenaerts

Anneleen Lenaerts

Anneleen is a very young harpist, and the youngest to become a member of the Vienna Philharmonic. profile & recordings >>


Anne-Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter

For more than 35 years, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has sustained a career of exceptional musicianship with an unwavering commitment to the future of classical music.  profile & recordings >>


Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Vivaldi is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers. Known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin, as well as sacred choral works and over 40 operas. profile & recordings >>


Antonio Lysy

Antonio Lysy

Cellist Antonio Lysy is an artist of international stature. He has performed as soloist worldwide and has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Charles Dutoit, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sandor Vegh and Kees Bakels. profile & recordings >>


Antony Hermus

Antony Hermus

Dutch conductor Antony Hermus was appointed musical director of the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau and principal conductor of the Anhaltische Philharmonie in August 2009. profile & recordings >>


Artur Pizarro

Artur Pizarro

After winning the Leeds Piano Competition in 1990, Artur Pizarro has released several oustandingly beautiful solo albums on Linn Records. Artur is renowned for his 'breath-takingly sensitive playing' (Glasgow Herald). profile & recordings >>


Artur Pizarro and Vita Panomariovaite

Artur Pizarro and Vita Panomariovaite

Celebrated pianist Artur Pizarro combines his extensive experience with that of his pupil and friend Vita Panomariovaite. profile & recordings >>


Bach Collegium Japan

Bach Collegium Japan

Bach Collegium Japan was founded in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki, its inspirational Music Director, with the aim of introducing Japanese audiences to period instrument performances of great works from the baroque period. profile & recordings >>


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras profile & recordings >>


Bamberger Symphoniker

Bamberger Symphoniker

Formed in 1946, the award-winning German orchestra is famous for its association with the renowned Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition. profile & recordings >>


Bassano Quartet

Bassano Quartet

A world renowned recorder quartet featuring Adriana Breukink, Ronald Moelker, Sanne Vos and Wolf Meyer. profile & recordings >>


BBC National Orchestra of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Based in Cardiff, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales has performed throughout Wales, UK and internationally. profile & recordings >>


BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

The BBC Philharmonic is acknowledged as one of the UK's finest orchestras. It is part of the BBC's family of six performing groups, and from its new home in Salford it tours widely in the UK and internationally. Most concerts are broadcast live or recorded for BBC Radio 3. profile & recordings >>


BBC Symphony Orchestra

BBC Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1930. Since its establishment it has played a central role at the heart of British musical. It provides the backbone of the BBC Proms with around a dozen concerts each year, including the First and Last Nights, and is Associate Orchestra of the Barbican.

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Belcea Quartet

Belcea Quartet

Established at the Royal College of Music in 1994, the Belcea Quartet is one of the leading quartets of the new generation. They consistently receive critical acclaim for their performances and possess an impressive discography. profile & recordings >>


Belenus Quartett

Belenus Quartett

The Belenaus Quartet is a prize-winning Swiss string quartet comrpised of three violinists and one cellist. profile & recordings >>


Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten, was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. profile & recordings >>


Benjamin Grosvenor

Benjamin Grosvenor

Internationally recognised for his electrifying performances, exquisite technique and ingenious flair, Benjamin Grosvenor is one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world. profile & recordings >>


Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander is the conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and a guest conductor around the world. With London's famed Philharmonia Orchestra, he is recording the complete cycle of Mahler symphonies. profile & recordings >>


Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world's oldest orchestral institutions. It performs some 110 concerts a year, and is based at the 1,500-seat Grieg Hall in Bergen, Norway.

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Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra is a Berlin based symphony orchestra who perform concerts at the Konzerthaus Berlin and at the Berliner Philharmonie. profile & recordings >>


Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmoniker

The Berliner Philharmoniker is a world-renowned orchestra whose conductors have included Herbert von Karajan, Sir Simon Rattle, Wilhelm Furtwängler and its founder Hans von Bülow. profile & recordings >>


Bo Skovhus

Bo Skovhus

Bo Skovhus is a Danish Baritone who is well known for his opera performances throughout Europe and America. profile & recordings >>


Bob van der Ent

Bob van der Ent

Bob van der Ent is a well respected young Dutch violinist who already has already won a substantial number of prizes both nationally and internationally and performed extensively with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. profile & recordings >>


Boston Baroque

Boston Baroque

Three-time Grammy-nominee Boston Baroque-the first permanent Baroque orchestra established in North America-is now widely regarded as ‘one of the world's premier period-instrument bands' (Fanfare). profile & recordings >>


Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an orchestra which was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1881. It is one of the five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five". profile & recordings >>


Brentano String Quartet

Brentano String Quartet

Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. profile & recordings >>


Brodsky Quartet

Brodsky Quartet

The Brodsky Quartet is a British string quartet which performs internationally, touring worldwide as well as maintaining a career as a recording group. profile & recordings >>


Brooklyn Rider

Brooklyn Rider

Brooklyn Rider is a Brooklyn, NY based string quartet whose members include violinists Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords and cellist Eric Jacobsen. profile & recordings >>


Bruno Boterf

Bruno Boterf

Bruno Boterf is a French high tenor whose focus is on early music. He is the founding member of the Renaissance vocal ensemble Ludus Modalis. profile & recordings >>


Bruno Procopio

Bruno Procopio

Bruno Procopio is a highly respected French harpsichordist who is a worldwide Baroque specialist and performs internationally. profile & recordings >>


Bryn Terfel

Bryn Terfel

Bryn Terfel Jones CBE is a Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer. Terfel was initially associated with the roles of Mozart, particularly Figaro and Don Giovanni, but has subsequently shifted his attention to heavier roles, especially those by Wagner. profile & recordings >>


Budapest Festival Orchestra

Budapest Festival Orchestra

The Budapest Festival Orchestra, Hungary's leading orchestra, is conducted by Iván Fischer. profile & recordings >>


Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg

Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg

The Camerata Salzburg is an Austrian chamber orchestra based in Salzburg, Austria. The Camerata's principal concert venue is the Mozarteum Salzburg. They have made several commercial recordings for such labels as Decca, Warner Classics and Sony Classical. profile & recordings >>


Camerata Bern

Camerata Bern

Located in Bern, Switzerland, the Camerata Bern was founded in 1962 by musicians as a small and flexible chamber orchestra without a conductor. The Camerata Bern's repertoire stretches from early Baroque to contemporary classical music.

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Canty

Canty

Canty, Scotland's only professional Medieval music group, create a beautiful soundworld full of captivating chants and haunting melodies with their unique blend of Medieval chant and contemporary music. profile & recordings >>


Cappella Nova

Cappella Nova

This outstanding Scottish choral group is famous for premiering works by leading contemporary composers and performing Scotland's unique treasury of early vocal music. profile & recordings >>


Carl Orff

Carl Orff

In addition to his fame as the creator of Carmina burana, Orff enjoyed international renown as the world's pre-eminent authority on children's music education. profile & recordings >>


Carolyn Sampson

Carolyn Sampson

Carolyn Sampson is an GRAMMY-nominated English soprano who specialises in historiaclly informed performance.  profile & recordings >>


Catherine King and Jacob Heringman

Catherine King and Jacob Heringman

American lutenist Jacob Heringman and British mezzo-soprano Catherine King are highly respected interpreters of early music. profile & recordings >>


Catherine King and Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

Catherine King and Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

Scandanavia's premiere small orchestra accompanies the versatile mezzo-soprano Catherine King in this lovely recording. profile & recordings >>


Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli an Italian mezzo-soprano who is best known for her interpretation Mozart and Rossini's compositions as well as for her performances of lesser-known Baroque and classical pieces. She is also renowned for her versatility, being able to perform both soprano and mezzo roles. profile & recordings >>


Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, established in 1981, comprises 57 members coming from all over Europe. The players pursue parallel careers as international soloists, members of eminent national orchestras and chamber ensembles, and as professors of music.

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Chassol

Chassol

Christophe Chassol is a pianist, composer, arranger and conductor based in Paris who writes and performs music widely for theatre, film, radio and television. profile & recordings >>


Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of today's leading orchestras. Performances by the CSO are much in demand at home and in the most prestigious music capitals of the world. profile & recordings >>


Choir of St John's College, Cambridge

Choir of St John's College, Cambridge

The Choir is made up of fifteen Choral Scholars, sixteen Choristers and four Probationers who are all members of St John's College, and its primary purpose is to enhance the liturgy and worship and daily services in the College Chapel. profile & recordings >>


Choir of Worcester College

Choir of Worcester College

The Choir of Worcester College is a mixed choir based in Worcester College Chapel with a repertoire stretching from medieval to contemporary works. The choir has a recorded substantial discography and performs regularly at services and cathedrals throughout the UK. profile & recordings >>


Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin

The chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, one of the world's largest choruses, has been led and formed by prominent conductors and chorus-masters. profile & recordings >>


Christine Busch

Christine Busch

Christine Busch is a German violinist who performs across the world as both a modern and baroque style musician. profile & recordings >>


Ciaramella Ensemble

Ciaramella Ensemble

Ciaramella brings to life Medieval and early Renaissance music from historical events and manuscripts. profile & recordings >>


Claire Watson

Claire Watson is a lyric/dramatic soprano who achieved her greatest successes in collaboration with Sir George Solti. profile & recordings >>


Clara Sanabras

Clara Sanabras

Anglo-Spanish singer and multi-instrumentalist. 'Sanabras has a voice that immediately seduces with its wily and occasionaly wilfully knowing ornamentation.... a tasteful and at times elegiac recording' (Classical Guitar Magazine).

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Classical Opera

Classical Opera

Classical Opera was founded in 1997 by conductor Ian Page. It specialises in the music of Mozart and his contemporaries, performing with its own period-instrument orchestra, and is emerging as one of Britain's most exciting and highly regarded young arts organisations. profile & recordings >>


Collegium Musicum 90

Collegium Musicum 90

Collegium Musicum 90, founded by Simon Standage and Richard Hickox, has a well-established reputation for the performance of Baroque and Classical music.

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Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent

In 2010, Collegium Vocale Gent celebrated its founding forty years before, by a group of friends studying at the University of Ghent, on Philippe Herreweghe's initiative. They were one of the first ensembles to use new ideas about baroque performance practice in vocal music. profile & recordings >>


Concerto Caledonia

Concerto Caledonia

Original and vibrant chamber group specialising in Scottish early music directed from the harpsichord by David McGuinnness. profile & recordings >>


Coro della Radio Svizzera

Coro della Radio Svizzera

Since being founded in 1936, the internationally-renowned choir has recorded many works and won many awards - the choir has even been nominated in the Grammy Awards. profile & recordings >>


Dame Janet Baker

Dame Janet Baker

Baker was an acclaimed master of both opera and lieder for more than 30 years.  In 2011 she was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Gramophone Magazine. profile & recordings >>


Damien Guillon

Damien Guillon

Damien Guillon is a French counter-tenor whose repertoire is primarily focussed around Renaissance and Baroque works. He is also the lead member of the ensemble Le Banquet Celeste. profile & recordings >>


Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim

From his first concert as a gifted seven-year old piano prodigy in Argentina, to his recent incarnation as the founder of the inspirational and life-changing West Eastern Divan Orchestra, he's defied expectations and broken barriers.

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Daniel-Ben Pienaar

Daniel-Ben Pienaar

Daniel-Ben Pienaar is an active pianist who has worked closely with Jonthan Freeman-Attwood in his quest to explore 'new' trumpet repertoire to critical acclaim. profile & recordings >>


David Abel

David Abel

David Abel is an American violinist, playing the classical as well as the contemporary repertoire. Along with pianist Julie Steinberg and William Winant, he established the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio. profile & recordings >>


David Fung

David Fung

David Fung is an Australian concert pianist who performs with orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. profile & recordings >>


David Paul Jones

David Paul Jones

David Paul Jones is an extraordinary composer, pianist and vocalist who produces beautiful and atmospheric journeys in his intimate and deeply moving music.

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Dejan Lazic

Dejan Lazic

Pianist Dejan Lazic is quickly establishing a reputation worldwide as 'a brilliant pianist and a gifted musician full of ideas and able to project them persuasively' (Gramophone). profile & recordings >>


Diego Fasolis

Diego Fasolis

Diego Fasolis is an internationally renowned award winning conductor and composer. profile & recordings >>


Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was a German lyric baritone and conductor of classical music, one of the most famous Lieder performers of the post-war period, described as 'one of the supreme vocal artists of the 20th century' and 'the most influential singer of the 20th Century'. profile & recordings >>


Dorian Keilhack

Dorian Keilhack

Dorian Keilhack is a European pianist and conductor who has toured worldwide and offers master classes for singers, other musicians and teachers of music. profile & recordings >>


Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra

The Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra is one of Germany's most respected orchestras dating back to 1877.  British conductor Jonathan Darlington is the Orchestra's current musical director. profile & recordings >>


Dunedin Consort

Dunedin Consort

Under the direction of John Butt OBE, the ensemble has become particularly acclaimed for its inquisitive approach, shining new light into some of the best known pieces of the baroque repertoire.

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Duo Seraphim

Duo Seraphim

Duo Seraphim is a classical duo comprised of mezzo-soprano Margot Kalse and lutenist Elly van Munster. profile & recordings >>


Early Opera Company

Early Opera Company

The Early Opera Company is a well known, award-winning British early music ensemble dedicated to the performance of baroque operas using period instruments. profile & recordings >>


Elena Riu

Elena Riu

Spanish-American pianist whose playing was described by Gramophone as 'exceptionally fine and beautifully meditative'. profile & recordings >>


Elinor Frey

Elinor Frey

Elinor Frey is a Canadian cellist, an expert in both baroque and modern works. profile & recordings >>


Elinor Frey & David Fung

Elinor Frey & David Fung

Elinor Frey and David Fung share an intimate dialogue as a duo, with sincere and sympathetic musical sensitivity. profile & recordings >>


Elizabeth Kenny

Elizabeth Kenny

Elizabeth Kenny is one of Europe's leading lute players.  She is a principal player with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Concordia. profile & recordings >>


Emily Beynon

Emily Beynon is principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam. profile & recordings >>


Emma Bell

Emma Bell

Astonishingly talented soprano who is a regular on the opera scene in both Berlin and London. "Bell...is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful things you will ever hear." The Guardian profile & recordings >>


English Chamber Orchestra

English Chamber Orchestra

The English Chamber Orchestra is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, its discography containing 857 recordings of over 1,500 works by more than 400 composers. profile & recordings >>


English Classical Players

English Classical Players

Directed by Jonathan Brett, The English Classical Players was formed to give performances primarily of the works of the classical masters. profile & recordings >>


Ensemble Braccio

Ensemble Braccio

Ensemble Braccio is a period music ensemble dedicated to the historically faithful re-enactment of renaissance and early baroque string music. profile & recordings >>


Ensemble Dumont

Ensemble Dumont

Founded and directed by Peter Bennett to perform music of Renaissance France. profile & recordings >>


Ensemble Marsyas

Ensemble Marsyas

Formed in Edinburgh in 2011, Ensemble Marsyas is devoted to exploring and championing the virtuoso wind music of the Baroque and Classical eras. Among its members are several of the finest historical instrumentalists working in Europe today. profile & recordings >>


Ensemble Meridiana

Ensemble Meridiana

The award-winning musicians of Ensemble Meridiana play on copies of original baroque instruments. The group offers a wide variety of instrument combinations and enables them to cover a wealth of baroque repertoire.

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Ensemble Tetragonist

Ensemble Tetragonist

Tetragonist is a young ensemble that includes pianist Mathias Coppens, violinist Jens Lynen, cellist Lieselot Watt and Sven Van De Voorde on clarinet. profile & recordings >>


Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed living composers. profile & recordings >>


Erich Kleiber

The eminent Austrian conductor is renowned for his performances of the music of Mozart and L.v. Beethoven. He also composed; among his works are a Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto, orchestral variations, Capriccio for Orchestra, numerous chamber music works, piano pieces, and songs.

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Eroica Quartet

Eroica Quartet

The Eroica Quartet is a pioneering string quartet devoted to the authentic performance of nineteenth-century quartet literature. profile & recordings >>


Eugen Jochum

Eugen Jochum

Eugen Jochum is considered one of the greatest German conductors of his generation. profile & recordings >>


Fantasticus

Fantasticus

Fantasicus is an ensemble based in the Netherlands. The three members, Rie Kimura, Robert Smith and Guillermo Brachetta (Japan, UK and Argentina) all came to the Netherlands to profit from the fertile early music scene. profile & recordings >>


Ferenc Fricsay

Ferenc Fricsay

Ferenc Fricsay's career lasted barely 20 years, but during that time, he became one of the most acclaimed conductors of his generation and left behind a body of recordings that are still admired profile & recordings >>


Finzi Quartet

Finzi Quartet

The Finzi Quartet was formed under the guidance of Dr Christopher Rowland at the Royal Northern College of Music and received First Prize in the 2010 Royal Over Seas League Competition. The Quartet consists of Sara Wolstenholme, Natalie Klouda, Ruth Gibson and Lydia Shelley. profile & recordings >>


Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet is among the longest established string quartets in the world, it first became known internationally through its close personal association with Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Florilegium

Florilegium

One of the UKs finest period instrument ensembles profile & recordings >>


François Chaplin

François Chaplin

His sumptuous sonority with its innumerable inflections, his musical intelligence and his sense of phrasing make François Chaplin an ideal interpreter of the concertos of Mozart, the sombre moods of Brahms, the fantastic atmospheres of Schumann, and the radiance of Debussy. profile & recordings >>


François Dumont

François Dumont

François Dumont is a French classical pianist notable for winning fifth prize in the sixteenth International Chopin Piano Competition. profile & recordings >>


Francois Lazarevitch

Francois Lazarevitch

Francois Lazarevitch plays early and traditional flutes and bagpipes. He is the founder and director of the Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien. profile & recordings >>


Frank Peter Zimmermann

Frank Peter Zimmermann

Frank Peter Zimmermenn is a German violinist who has been recognized as one of the leading German violinists, known for his ability to adapt his style to accommodate the demands of a broad range of repertory. profile & recordings >>


Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra is among the best European orchestras today. More than 80 years after its formation, Germany's third oldest radio orchestra plays convincingly in all styles and periods. profile & recordings >>


Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert

Schubert was a prolific composer, and is admired as one of the leading exponents of the Romantic era in music. He remains one of the most frequently performed and recorded composers. profile & recordings >>


Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Chopin was a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and one of the great masters of Romantic music. profile & recordings >>


Gabriel Fauré

Gabriel Fauré

Fauré was a French composer, one of the foremost of his generation, as well as organist, pianist and teacher. His musical style influenced many 20th century composers. profile & recordings >>


Gabrieli Consort & Players

Gabrieli Consort & Players

The Gabrieli Consort & Players is a British vocal and instrumental ensemble which was founded in 1982 by Paul McCreesh who specialise in early music. profile & recordings >>


Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper is one of the foremost ambassadors of the harpsichord and fortepiano - in particular, as an interpreter of Bach and Beethoven's music - and of period performance in general. Along with countless performances worldwide he has made many recordings for TV, radio and CD.

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Georg Solti

Georg Solti

Sir Georg Solti was one of this century's most brilliant conductors and a leading figure of musical culture in Europe and the US. profile & recordings >>


George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel

Handel was a German-British Baroque composer who is famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos. profile & recordings >>


George-Emmanuel Lazaridis

George-Emmanuel Lazaridis

Born in Greece and signed to Linn Records in 2006, George-Emmanuel Lazaridis is the Megaron European Concert Halls Organisation Rising Star representative for 2006-7. profile & recordings >>


Gerald Stempfel

Gerald Stempfel is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist who plays such instruments as the recorder, harpsichord and viola da gamba.

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Géza Anda

Géza Anda

A celebrated interpreter of classical and romantic repertoire, particularly noted for his performances and recordings of Mozart, he was also a tremendous interpreter of Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Bartók. profile & recordings >>


Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda is a Milan-born Italian conductor, now working worldwide with such orchestras as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra. profile & recordings >>


Gidon Kremer

Gidon Kremer

Gidon Kremer is an award-winning and internationally renowned Latvian violinist and conductor who left the USSR in 1980 in order to re-locate in Germany. His repertoire stretches from the Classical and Romantic eras to modern day compositions. profile & recordings >>


Gillian Weir

Gillian Weir

Dame Gillian Weir is one of the world's foremost organ recitalists. "Weir's playing throughout is sensitively shaped and rhythmically rock-solid". AVguide.com profile & recordings >>


Giuliano Carmignola

Giuliano Carmignola

Giuliano Carmignola is an award-winning Italian violinist specialising in both classical and pre-classical repertoire.

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Gottlieb Wallisch

Gottlieb Wallisch

Gottlieb Wallisch is recognised internationally as one of the finest present day interpreters of the Viennese Piano tradition. profile & recordings >>


Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler

Mahler was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. profile & recordings >>


Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Adolfo Dudamel Ramírez is a Venezuelan conductor and violinist. He is the music director of the Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolívar and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is also honorary conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony in Gothenburg, Sweden. profile & recordings >>


Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra dir. Antony Hermus

Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra dir. Antony Hermus

The Philharmonic Orchestra Hagen was founded in 1907 as the first municipal orchestra of Westphalia.  The Orchestra is currently conducted by Antony Hermus. profile & recordings >>


Hebrides Ensemble

Hebrides Ensemble

The Hebrides Ensemble has built a reputation as Scotland’s foremost chamber group.  The Ensemble has premiered new works by more than forty composers including John Bevan Baker whose works are celebrated on their debut album on Linn Records. profile & recordings >>


Heinz Holliger

Heinz Holliger

Heinz Holliger is a Swiss oboist, composer and conductor who is world renowned for his accomplishments in each field. His repertoire is particularly vast, covering all genres with compositions ranging from solo to orchestral.

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Helene Grimaud

Helene Grimaud

A truly multi-faceted and charismatic artist - for pianist Hélène Grimaud music is a limitless passion.  Hélène is one of DG's most important recording artists with a string of imaginative and highly successful discs. profile & recordings >>


Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra was the first permanent orchestra in the Nordic countries. In 1914 it merged with its bitter rival the Helsinki Symphony Orchestra and acquired its present name. Until 1962, it also served as the orchestra for the Finnish National Opera. profile & recordings >>


Herbert von Karajan

Herbert von Karajan

Herbert von Karajan was perhaps most famously associated with the Berlin Philharmonic, of which he was principal conductor for 35 years. He is generally considered to have been one of the greatest conductors of all time, and he was a dominant figure in European classical music from the 1960s until his death. profile & recordings >>


Howard Shelley

Howard Shelley

Howard Shelley is an award winning British conductor and pianist who debued as a conducor in 1985 and as a pianist at the young age of 10 on television where he gave a recital of Bach and Chopin. profile & recordings >>


I Barocchisti

I Barocchisti

An international ensemble which concentrates on the vocal and instrumental works of the Baroque period. profile & recordings >>


Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Iceland Symphony Orchestra

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1950 and has established itself as one of the leading Nordic orchestra through its acclaimed performances and recordings.

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Iestyn Davies

Iestyn Davies

Iestyn Davies is a countertenor who was born in York, England. He first studied piano and recorder, mentored in his early years by his father. From the age of eight he sang as a boy treble in the choir of St John's College, Cambridge. profile & recordings >>


Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor and is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music. profile & recordings >>


Il Concerto Barocco

Il Concerto Barocco

Il Concerto Barocco are an orchestra of very experienced and professional musicians who have a passion for Baroque music.

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Ingolf Wunder

Ingolf Wunder

Successful at the 2010 Warsaw International Chopin Competition, Ingolf Wunder showed how excellently he plays works by the great Polish composer. profile & recordings >>


Ingrid Fliter

Ingrid Fliter

Ingrid Fliter is an award-winning Argentinian pianist who has both studied and performed internationally.  profile & recordings >>


Ivan Fischer

Ivan Fischer

Ivan Fischer is an award-winning Hungarian conductor and composer who is in great demand world-wide. profile & recordings >>


Iveta Apkalna

Iveta Apkalna

Iveta Apkalna's playing combines a profound musicality and a flawless technique. During the last years she managed to put the organ as the Queen of instruments back on the map. profile & recordings >>


James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist

English tenor James Gilchrist is a sought-after recitalist whose voice has been described as pure and sensitive with an even and beautiful tone. profile & recordings >>


James MacMillan

James MacMillan

James MacMillan is a Scottish composer who is esteemed for his substantial and highly regarded output of sacred music.  profile & recordings >>


James Welch

James Welch

James Welch, Organist, is a member of the Santa Clara Music Department faculty. Previously he taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also serves as organist of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto. profile & recordings >>


Janina Fialkowska

Janina Fialkowska

Beloved across the world for her exquisite pianism, Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences for over thirty years with her glorious lyrical sound, her sterling musicianship and her profound sense of musical integrity. profile & recordings >>


Janine Jansen

Janine Jansen

Ever since her Concertgebouw debut in 1997, Janine Jansen has been a huge star in her native Holland. Today she is internationally recognised as one of the great violinists - a truly exciting and versatile artist. profile & recordings >>


Jasper de Waal

Jasper de Waal

Eminent Dutch horn player Jasper de Waal, currently first horn with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, is considered one of the masters of the instrument. profile & recordings >>


Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is one of the most engaging live performers of his generation. 

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Jill Feldman

Jill Feldman

Jill Feldman is an American soprano and baroque specialist. profile & recordings >>


Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland

Hardly any other singer of our time has had such an uninterrupted and brilliant career as the Australian soprano, Joan Sutherland. profile & recordings >>


Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Considered by many to be the supreme composer of the Baroque style, and regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. profile & recordings >>


Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German Romantic composer. profile & recordings >>


John Toll

John Toll

Organist and harpsichordist with a reputation for excellence in the field of early music who sadly passed away in 2001. profile & recordings >>


John Walz

John Walz

John Walz is a celebrated soloist and chamber music artist, known for his dazzling virtuosity and elegant musicianship. profile & recordings >>


John Williams

John Williams

John Willams is a popular and successful American orchestral composer of the modern age with 5 Academy Awards, 17 Grammys, 3 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys and 5 BAFTA.

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Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann is a German tenor who has sung a number of leading roles but remains best known as a top Wagnerian specialist. profile & recordings >>


Jonathan Darlington

Jonathan Darlington

Jonathan Darlington is music director of the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vancouver Opera. His demand for the highest level of professionalism and precision, infused with genuine enthusiasm, has ever increased the quality and popularity of both orchestras. profile & recordings >>


Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

Trumpeter Jonathan Freeman-Attwood is a multi-talented musician who continues to explore 'new' trumpet repertoire to critical acclaim. profile & recordings >>


Joseph Calleja

Joseph Calleja

Joseph Calleja is a Maltese tenor, blessed with a golden age voice that routinely inspires on both sides of the Atlantic. At only 33 years of age, he has sung 28 principal roles and performed on most of the world's leading opera stages. profile & recordings >>


Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen was principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from 1996-2005. profile & recordings >>


Julia Fischer

Julia Fischer

German violinist Julia Fischer is recognized worldwide for possessing a talent of uncommon ability and as an exceptionally gifted artist. profile & recordings >>


Julia Lezhneva

Julia Lezhneva

Julia Lezhneva is a Russian soprano and coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer. profile & recordings >>


Juliana Steinbach

Juliana Steinbach

Praised by the critics for her fiery temperament, exceptional charisma and great command of her instrument in the romantic and modern repertoires, Brazilian-born pianist Juliana Steinbach is considered one of the most gifted artists of the young generation. profile & recordings >>


Julie Steinberg

Julie Steinberg is an American pianist who, along with violinist David Abel and William Winant, established the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio. profile & recordings >>


Jun Markl

Jun Markl

Jun Märkl is an internationally renowned conductor whose main focus is symphonic and operatic Germanic repertoire.  profile & recordings >>


Junko Inada

Junko Inada

Junko Inada is a Japanese classical pianist whose performances and recordings have won her awards the across the world. profile & recordings >>


Karen Cargill

Karen Cargill

Karen Cargill is a Scottish mezzo-soprano who performs regularly at the BBC Proms and often appears as a soloist at the Edinburgh International Festival. profile & recordings >>


Katherine Bryan

Katherine Bryan

Young flautist Katherine Bryan is rapidly confirming her place as one of Britain's bright musical stars of the future. As an in-demand concerto soloist and principal flautist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Katherine certainly is one to watch. profile & recordings >>


Kathryn Stott

Kathryn Stott

Kathryn Stott is one of Britain's most versatile and imaginative musicians and among today's most engaging pianists. She has appeared in nearly a dozen BBC proms since 2010.

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King's College Choir

King's College Choir

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge is one of today's most accomplished and renowned representatives of the great British choral tradition. profile & recordings >>


Korneel Bernolet

Korneel Bernolet

Korneel Bernolet is a Belgian harpsichordist and conductor who specialises in Baroque compositions. profile & recordings >>


Krystian Zimerman

Krystian Zimerman

Krystian Zimerman is an extraordinary musician whose intellectual understanding of music coupled with an exquisite musicality make him one of the finest pianists in the world. profile & recordings >>


Krzysztof Meisinger

Krzysztof Meisinger

Krzsystof Meisinger is a Polish musician who has been hailed as one of the most fascinating and charismatic young classical guitar players. profile & recordings >>


KUNIKO

KUNIKO

KUNIKO is one of the world's most talented percussion soloists in today's contemporary and classical music scenes. profile & recordings >>


La Beata Olanda

La Beata Olanda is a European ensemble which focuses on lesser-known and unpublished Baroque and early-music compositions. profile & recordings >>


La Cetra

La Cetra

Founded in 1999 in Basel, Switzerland, the period instrument orchestra La Cetra borrows its name from the title of Antonio Vivaldi's violin concertos Op. 9, published in Amsterdam in 1727. profile & recordings >>


La Serenissima

La Serenissima

La Serenissima has firmly established itself as one of the leading exponents of the music of Antonio Vivaldi and his Italian contemporaries. profile & recordings >>


Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra is a Finnish orchestra, based in the city of Lahti. It was founded in 1910 and placed under the control of the Lahti municipality in 1949. profile & recordings >>


Lawrence Zazzo

Lawrence Zazzo

The American countertenor Lawrence Zazzo is one of the most outstanding singers of his generation. profile & recordings >>


Leah Kardos

Leah Kardos

Leah Kardos is an Australian-born composer and producer living and working in England, making eclectic music that often combines live instrumental performance with technology, location recordings and found sounds. profile & recordings >>


Leningrad Symphony Orchestra

Leningrad Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1931 and now known as the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra: repertoire includes works by Soviet composers profile & recordings >>


Leonidas Kavakos

Leonidas Kavakos

Leonidas Kavakos has established himself as a violinist and artist of rare quality, known at the highest level for his virtuosity, superb musicianship and the integrity of his playing. International recognition first came while Kavakos was still in his teens, winning the Sibelius Competition in 1985 and, three years later, the Paganini Competition. profile & recordings >>


Les Boreades de Montreal

Les Boreades de Montreal

Founded by Francis Colpron in 1991, Les Boréades de Montréal focuses on early music. The ensemble has chosen an interpretative approach in keeping with the spirit of the Baroque era, plays on period instruments and adheres to historical norms of performance practice profile & recordings >>


Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, founded and directed by François Lazarevitch, sing and play early music. profile & recordings >>


Lesley Schatzberger

Lesley Schatzberger

Clarinettist Lesley Schatzberger has been at the forefront of historical instrument performance since her student days, whilst also remaining active in a broad range of music making.

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London Mozart Players

London Mozart Players

Founded by Harry Blech in 1949 as the UK's first chamber orchestra, the London Mozart Players (LMP) is regarded as one of the UK's finest ensembles

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London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Chorus

The London Symphony Chorus (abbreviated to LSC) is a large symphonic concert choir based in London, England, consisting of over 150 amateur singers, and is one of the major symphony choruses of the United Kingdom. profile & recordings >>


London Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the world's leading orchestras. Since its formation in 1904, it has always attracted excellent players from all over the world.

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Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel

For over five decades, Lorin Maazel has been one of the world's most esteemed and sought-after conductors. profile & recordings >>


Lorne Balfe

Lorne Balfe

Lorne Balfe is a Grammy award-winning and BAFTA nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland.  profile & recordings >>


Lower Austrian Tonkunstler Orchestra

Lower Austrian Tonkunstler Orchestra

The Tonkunstler Orchestra of Lower Austria is among the most important institutions on the Austrian music scene. The main focus of the orchestra's artistic work is traditional repertoire ranging from the classical to the Romantic period through to the 20th century profile & recordings >>


Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, gaining worldwide fame for the brilliance and beauty of his tone-especially into the upper register-and eventually established himself as one of the finest tenors of the 20th century. profile & recordings >>


Lucile Boulanger

Lucile Boulanger

Lucile Boulanger is an award-winning French viola da gamba player who works widely as a chamber musician. profile & recordings >>


Ludus Modalis

Ludus Modalis

Established by Bruno Boterf, the twelve-voice ensemble, Ludus Modalis 'The Mode Game', has set itself the task of restoring the sound palette of sacred and secular polyphonic repertoire of the Renaissance and pre-Baroque profile & recordings >>


Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

Considered to have been the most crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, Beethoven remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time. profile & recordings >>


Luis Otavio Santos

Luis Otavio Santos

Luis Otavia Santos is a Brazilian violinist and conductor who has performed worldwide and received the Diapason d'Or for his recording of complete Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord. profile & recordings >>


Lydia Mordkovitch

Lydia Mordkovitch

Lydia Mordkovitch is one of the leading British violinists from the latter half of the 20th century.

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Magnificat

Magnificat

Directed by Philip Cave, an acclaimed choir formed primarily of former Oxford and Cambridge choral scholars. profile & recordings >>


Marek Janowski

Marek Janowski

Marek Janowski has made numerous recordings over the past 30 years, including many complete operas and symphonic cycles, many of which have been awarded international prizes. profile & recordings >>


Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop

Marin's success as Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was recognised when, in 2009, her tenure was extended to 2015.  She was the first artist to win both Gramophone's "Artist of the Year" award and the Royal Philharmonic Society's Conductor's Award in the same season. profile & recordings >>


Mark Chaet

Mark Chaet

Mark Chaet maintains a successful solo career as a violinist while also being the head musician and composer of Trio Bravo+. His compositions range from soundtrack to classical composition, from tradition to modernism using a structure borrowed from pop music with occasional influences of folk elements. profile & recordings >>


Marlon Titre

Marlon Titre

Guitarist Marlon Titre has performed all over the world as a solo guitarist and in ensembles in festivals, concert halls and theatres and has won awards at over 20 competitions in 6 countries. profile & recordings >>


Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich rose to fame with her interpretations of the virtuoso piano literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. But she does not regard herself as a specialist in 'virtuoso' works - her repertoire ranges from Bach through Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy and Ravel, to Bartók. profile & recordings >>


Martin Yates

Martin Yates

Martin Yates is a London-born conductor who has built a career with a broad range of repertoire. profile & recordings >>


Masaaki Suzuki

Masaaki Suzuki

Masaaki Suzuki is a Japanese organist, harpsichordist and conductor, and the founder and musical director of the Bach Collegium Japan. profile & recordings >>


Matthew Halls

Matthew Halls

Matthew Halls is the Artistic Director of Retrospect Ensemble, one of the UK's most exciting young conductors and an acclaimed keyboard player. profile & recordings >>


Matthias Bamert

Matthias Bamert

Matthias Bamert is a conductor of Swiss origin. While possessing a solid reputation as a conductor of standard repertory, he is best known for his dedication in bringing recognition to new music, obscure 18th century music and neglected music from every era.   profile & recordings >>


Max Richter

Max Richter

The work of the award-winning British composer Max Richter includes concert music, film scoring, and a series of acclaimed solo albums. profile & recordings >>


Maximilian Geller

Maximilian Geller

Maximilian Geller is a German jazz saxophonist whose repertoire blends folk and jazz, reaching out to every kind of audience. profile & recordings >>


Maximiliano Martin

Maximiliano Martin

Young Spanish clarinettist Maximiliano Martin is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most talented and charismatic musicians of his generation. Maxi already has many fans as the popular Principal Clarinet for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.  profile & recordings >>


Miah Persson

Miah Persson

Swedish soprano Miah Persson has distinguished herself in the early years of the 21st century in the lyric repertoire, specializing in roles such as Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Sophie (Rosenkavalier). profile & recordings >>


Milos Karadaglic

Milos Karadaglic

Miloš Karadaglic is a Montenegrin classical guitarist whose skill and passion for music are fast leading him to become world-renowned in his field.  He was named MasterCard's Breakthrough Artist Of The Year at the 2012 Classic BRIT Awards. profile & recordings >>


Minnesota Orchestra

Minnesota Orchestra

The Minnesota Orchestra, now in its second century, has long ranked among America's top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world. profile & recordings >>


Mischa Maisky

Mischa Maisky

Mischa Maisky is a Lativan cellist whose achievements include a discography over twenty albums strong, number prize-wins and festival appearances and even surviving internment in a labour camp for a year and a half. profile & recordings >>


Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida is a pianist who brings a deep insight into the music she plays through her own search for truth and beauty. She is renowned for her interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven, both in the concert hall and on recordings. profile & recordings >>


Monica Huggett

Monica Huggett

Monica's expertise in the musical and social history of the Baroque Era is unparalleled among performing musicians. This huge body of knowledge and understanding, coupled with her unique interpretation of Baroque music, has made her an invaluable resource to students of the Baroque violin. profile & recordings >>


Musica da Camera

Musica da Camera

Directed by Robert King, founder of the King's Consort and particularly acclaimed for his interpretations of the major works of Handel, Bach and Purcell. profile & recordings >>


Musica Secreta

Musica Secreta

Female vocal group co-founded by Tallis Scholars Tessa Bonner and Deborah Roberts with John Toll and Laurie Stras to explore the repertoire of female composers. profile & recordings >>


Neeme Jarvi

Neeme Jarvi

Neeme Jarvi is a particularly prominent esteemed Estonian-born conductor. He has held several highly respectable positions such as principal conductor of various top world orchestras and has a discography of over 400 recordings.

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Nelson Goerner

Nelson Goerner

Nelson Goerser is a leading Argentinian pianists of his generation best known for his interpretations of the works of Chopin. Indeed, half or more of his discography of 20 or so recordings is devoted to music by Chopin. Yet his repertory is fairly broad, taking in works by Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Busoni, Rachmaninov, Janácek, and such contemporary composers as Edward Gregson and Jon Lord. profile & recordings >>


Netherlands Chamber Choir

Netherlands Chamber Choir

The Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor), founded in 1937, is a full-time and independent professional vocal ensemble which concentrates on a cappella repertoire from the early Middle Ages until the present day. profile & recordings >>


Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra annually provides about 25 concerts on their own 'home stage' of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. The orchestra also performs in the other halls in the Netherlands and during foreign tours. profile & recordings >>


Netherlands Philharmonic

Netherlands Philharmonic

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra is a reasonably young Dutch orchestra; founded in 1985 which since its birth has enjoyed consistent success with both the public and the press. profile & recordings >>


New England Conservatory Chorus

NEC Concert Choir offers students the opportunity to perform music from all styles and periods. profile & recordings >>


New London Consort

New London Consort

Early music ensemble with a uniquely wide and colourful repertoire of medieval, renaissance and baroque music, combining the very best in scholarship and entertainment. profile & recordings >>


New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is the country's national, full size, full-time professional orchestra and was founded in 1946. One of the world's oldest national symphony orchestras, it has long delighted audiences with memorable concerts and recordings. profile & recordings >>


Nicholas McGegan

Nicholas McGegan

Nicholas McGegan is ‘one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation' (The Independent) and ‘an expert in 18th century style' (The New Yorker).  profile & recordings >>


Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti is a Scottish classical violinist who has captivated audiences and critics alike with her musicality and poise.  She was named Best Female Artist at the 2012 Classic BRIT Awards. profile & recordings >>


Nigel North

Nigel North

Renowned as one of the world's most respected lutenists Nigel North is has developed a unique musical life embracing work as a teacher, accompanist, soloist, director and writer.

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Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

Founded in 1988 as the first independent, professional orchestra performing on period instruments in Scandinavia. profile & recordings >>


Onyx Brass

Onyx Brass

Onyx Brass is one of the rare breed of chamber ensembles whose musical and technical virtuosity is matched by the accessibility and vitality of their presentation. profile & recordings >>


Opera North Orchestra

Opera North Orchestra

The Opera North Orchestra is the latest orchestra to join the Classic FM family. It is the only ensemble in England to have a year-round dual role in the opera house and concert hall.

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Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

The history of the Orchestra continues to be intimately linked to that of Berlin itself. In 1925 the ensemble was renamed the Orchester der Städtischen Oper, reflecting its status as one of the orchestras of Greater Berlin. profile & recordings >>


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Recognised as one of the world’s foremost period instrument ensembles: formed in 1986 as a self-governing orchestra, the OAE has always maintained a player-led approach to artistic planning and programming. profile & recordings >>


Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Since its creation the world famous Orchestre de Suisse Romande has played, and continues to play, an active role in the history of music by discovering and supporting contemporary composers and premiering their works in Geneva. profile & recordings >>


Orchestre de Paris

Orchestre de Paris

Arguably France's flagship orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris was founded in 1967 as a worthy successor to the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, the earliest French symphony orchestra, and has its permanent residence at the Salle Pleyel.

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Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

The orchestra of the Grand Duchy, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL), represents a very dynamic part of the culture of its country. Since its stunning debut in 1933 under the aegis of Radio Luxembourg (RTL), the orchestra has been present all over Europe. profile & recordings >>


Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege

The Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (OPRL) is a Belgian symphony orchestra, based in Liège which was founded in 1960. profile & recordings >>


Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

The Oslo Philharmonic can trace its roots back to the 1870s and was established under its present name in 1919. The orchestra's home venue is Oslo Concert Hall. profile & recordings >>


Paavo Jarvi

Paavo Jarvi

Paavo Järvi has been the Artistic Director of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 2004 and has received the highest public and critical acclaim for his concerts and recordings of Beethoven's Symphonies. profile & recordings >>


Palladians / The Palladian Ensemble

Palladians / The Palladian Ensemble

Firmly established on the international stage as one of the very best chamber groups performing baroque repertoire with a reputation for sparkling, joyful playing. profile & recordings >>


Pamela Thorby

Pamela Thorby

Always stylish in whichever repertoire she chooses, Pamela's wide appeal stems from an innate love of communicating through her playing, a natural, dynamic stage presence and a sophisticated and intelligent use of her virtuosic skills. profile & recordings >>


Pascal Dubreuil

Pascal Dubreuil

Pascal Dubreuil is a French keyboardist who specialises in harpsichord performances. profile & recordings >>


Patricia Petibon

Patricia Petibon

Patricia Petibon is a French coloratura soprano who is widely recognised for her interpretations of French Baroque music. profile & recordings >>


Paul McCreesh

Paul McCreesh

Paul McCreesh is founder and artistic director of the Gabrieli Consort & Players, with whom he has established himself at the highest level in the period instrument field. profile & recordings >>


Paul Watkins

Paul Watkins

An accomplished Welsh cellist distinguished as both a solo and chamber musician and conductor, Paul Watkins has toured worldwide and peforms regularly with all of the prominent British orchestras. profile & recordings >>


Pavlo Beznosiuk

Pavlo Beznosiuk

The Ukranian/Irish violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk has been described as an artist with 'star quality', a rare performer who is equally at home on instruments as diverse as modern, Classical, Baroque and Renaissance violins, viola and medieval fiddles, he has been praised for his versatility and virtuosity.  profile & recordings >>


Pentaedre

Pentaedre

A unique ensemble in the Canadian musical landscape, Pentaèdre explores and presents a diversified and original chamber music repertoire to the public. profile & recordings >>


Peter Breiner

Peter Breiner

Peter Breiner is one of the world's most recorded musicians, with over 180 album released and record numbers sold (1.5 million reached by 2008). Known for his work as a conductor, pianist, arranger and composer he has conducted - while often doubling as a pianist - many of the world's top orchestras. profile & recordings >>


Peter Dijkstra

Peter Dijkstra

Internationally renowned Peter Dijkstra is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Nederlands Kamerkoor. profile & recordings >>


Peter Harvey

Peter Harvey

Peter Harvey has been described as 'one of those voices which makes you imagine that if there were to be a voice of God, this is what it would sound like...' (MusicWeb International). The English baritone enjoys an exciting and varied career. profile & recordings >>


Peter Pears

Peter Pears

Peter Pears is a tenor best known for his lifelong partnership with Benjamin Britten.   Pears sang the leading tenor roles in many Britten's operas and, together with Britten, he founded and organized the Aldeburgh Festival. profile & recordings >>


Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan is one of Europe's leading exponents of historical and modern bassoon. profile & recordings >>


Phantasm

Phantasm

Phantasm, a quartet of viols founded in 1994, catapulted into international prominence when its debut CD won a Gramophone Award for the Best Baroque Instrumental Recording of 1997. Since then, they have become recognised as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today.

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Philharmonia Chorus

Philharmonia Chorus

The Philharmonia Chorus is an independent symphony chorus based in London.  profile & recordings >>


Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra, London, brings together the world's finest players, conductors and soloists to create truly inspiring musical performances. profile & recordings >>


Philip Pickett

Philip Pickett

Director of the New London Consort and respected soloist, Philip Pickett is an accomplished recorder, crumhorn, shawm and rackett player, and is now well-known as Britain’s leading player of these instruments. profile & recordings >>


Philippe Guilhon-Herbert

Philippe Guilhon-Herbert

In demand as a collaborative pianist Philippe Guilhon-Herbert has worked with many singers, particularly in the domain of the German lied and the french Melodie, and possesses a broad experience as a vocal coach. profile & recordings >>


Piatti Quartet

Piatti Quartet

Winners of the St. Martins in the Fields Chamber Music Competition, Hattori Foundation Awards and the Martin Musical/Philharmonia Scholarship Fund, the Piatti Quartet are fast emerging as one of the UK's leading young string quartets. profile & recordings >>


Pieter Wispelwey

Pieter Wispelwey

During the last decade Pieter Wispelwey has been regarded as one of the world's leading cello soloists. profile & recordings >>


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

For more than 115 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has been an essential part of Pittsburgh's cultural landscape. The PSO, known for its artistic excellence, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians. profile & recordings >>


Platinum Consort

Platinum Consort

Platinum Consort are a professional vocal ensemble, comprises some of London's best singers. Founded in 2005 by Claire Jaggers and Scott Inglis-Kidger, they offer performances of both early and contemporary music as well as running a boys choir and various choral workshops. profile & recordings >>


Polish Chamber Orchestra

Polish Chamber Orchestra

Poland's leading chamber orchestra, directed from the violin by Jan Stanienda. profile & recordings >>


Profeti della Quinta

Profeti della Quinta

Focusing on repertoire from the 16th and early 17th centuries, the ensemble Profeti della Quinta aims to create vivid and expressive performances for audiences today, while addressing period performance practices. profile & recordings >>


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Russian Romantic composer known the world over for works such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, 1812 Overture and his last three numbered symphonies. profile & recordings >>


Rachel Podger

Rachel Podger

Rachel Podger is one of the most creative talents in the field of period performance, and has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of the Baroque and Classical periods. profile & recordings >>


Rafal Blechacz

Rafal Blechacz

BBC Music Magazine describes Rafal Blechacz as '...one of the most finely honed pianists of his generation.'

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Rene Rakier

Rene Rakier

Rene Rakier is an extraordinarily accomplished pianist, organist and conductor who has worked as both a performer and a highly esteemed academic in his field. profile & recordings >>


Residentie Orchestra The Hague

Residentie Orchestra The Hague

The Residentie Orchestra, founded in 1904, is a Dutch orchestra based in The Hague. Since it was founded it has established itself as one of the finest orchestras in Europe.

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Retrospect Ensemble

Retrospect Ensemble

Retrospect Ensemble intends to take its musicians and audiences on an exciting journey, exploring the repertoire of four centuries and embracing the practices, styles and aesthetics of former ages with renewed vigour and a fresh approach. profile & recordings >>


Retrospect Trio

Retrospect Trio

Retrospect Trio is a baroque super-group of four superstar baroque instrumentalists: Sophie Gent (violin), Matthew Truscott (violin), Jonathan Manson (cello & viola da gamba) and Matthew Halls (conductor, organ and harpsichord). profile & recordings >>


Riccardo Chailly

Riccardo Chailly

Riccardo Chailly is an Italian conductor. He started his career as an opera conductor and gradually extended his repertoire to encompass symphonic music. profile & recordings >>


Richard Galliano

Richard Galliano

Richard Galliano is an enormously accomplished French accordionist and composer whose influences stretch from tango to jazz.  profile & recordings >>


Richard Harwood

Richard Harwood

Richard Harwood is an English Cellist whose discography includes a critically acclaimed debut disc for EMI Classics, recorded with pianist Christoph Berner. profile & recordings >>


Richard Hickox

Richard Hickox

Richard Sidney Hickox was an English conductor of choral, orchestral and operatic music. He won a Grammy as well as a number of Gramophone awards for his work and was also named Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen for his contribution to music. profile & recordings >>


Richard Tunnicliffe

Richard Tunnicliffe

Cellist and viol-player Richard Tunnicliffe has enjoyed a long and varied career at the forefront of Britain's thriving period-instrument movement. profile & recordings >>


Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

Wagner as a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas. His compositions are notable for their complex texture with rich harmonies and orchestration. profile & recordings >>


Ricordo

Ricordo

Ricordo play chamber music entirely from memory, with the freedom this offers further enhancing communication with the listener. profile & recordings >>


Riko Fukuda

Riko Fukuda

Riko Fukuda is a Japanese pianist whose recordings as a soloist and chamber musician have earned her much praise.

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Robin Ticciati

Robin Ticciati

A violinist, pianist and percussionist by training, Ticciati turned to conducting at 15 guided by Sir Colin Davis and Sir Simon Rattle, and was appointed Principal Conductor of the SCO in 2009.

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Rodolfo Richter

Rodolfo Richter

Acclaimed violin virtuoso best known for his work with the award-winning ensemble Palladians. profile & recordings >>


Roland Maria Stangier

Roland Maria Stangier

Roland Maria Stangier has been Professor of Organ and Improvisation at Folkwang University in Essen since 1994.  Stanier was awarded three times in competitions and has given concerts all across the world and has recorded numerous CDs as a conductor and organist. profile & recordings >>


Rolando Villazon

Rolando Villazon

Emilio Rolando Villazon Mauleon is a Mexican-born tenor who settled in France and in 2007 became a French citizen. Rolando Villazon has firmly established himself as one of the music world's most critically acclaimed and beloved stars and as one of the leading tenors of our day. profile & recordings >>


Romina Lischka

Romina Lischka

Romina Lischka is an Austrian viol player with an extensive career as both a recording and performing artist. profile & recordings >>


Ronald Moelker

Ronald Moelker

Ronald Moelker is a recorder player with ideas. He moves with great ease and surprising freedom in diverse musical surroundings. He has collected a large number of styles and timbres, showing that the limits of what is possible on a recorder have not yet been reached by any means. profile & recordings >>


Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music has been training musicians to the highest professional standards since its foundation in 1822. profile & recordings >>


Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

The Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra has done it all, including performing at the 1980 inauguration of Queen Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands, and for American Presidents. profile & recordings >>


Royal Flemish Philharmonic

Royal Flemish Philharmonic

A modern and stylistically flexible symphony orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic demonstrates an artistic flair which allows for a variety of styles - from classical to contemporary - in a historically authentic manner. profile & recordings >>


Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is Britain's oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra and was founded in 1840. profile & recordings >>


Royal Norwegian Navy Band

Royal Norwegian Navy Band

The band is one of two professional bands in the Norwegian Navy as well being one of the most highly acclaimed wind ensembles in Norway.

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Acknowledged as one of the UK's most prestigious orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first-class performances. profile & recordings >>


Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is one of Europe’s leading symphony orchestras. profile & recordings >>


Royal Swedish Orchestra

Royal Swedish Orchestra

Royal Swedish Orchestra is a Swedish orchestra and was located at the Royal Court in Sweden's capital Stockholm. Its existence was first noted in 1526. Since 1773 it is part of the Royal Swedish Opera's company. profile & recordings >>


Rudolf Kempe

Rudolf Kempe

Rudolf Kempe, Principal Conductor to some of the leading orchestras and opera houses in Europe, was one of the last representatives of the great German conducting tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. profile & recordings >>


Rumon Gamba

Rumon Gamba

Rumon Gamba is an English born conductor who has worked with such prominent orchestras as Orquesta Nacionales de Espana, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra and more.

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Russian National Orchestra

Russian National Orchestra

Described by the Miami Herald as 'a living symbol of the best in Russian art' and by International Piano as 'the most important cultural story of our time', the RNO has graced international stages since 1990.

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Rustem Hayroudinoff

Rustem Hayroudinoff

Rustem Hayroudinoff is a Russian pianist who in addition to his extensive career as a recording and performing artist, is a professor of piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London. profile & recordings >>


Sa Chen

Sa Chen

Sa Chen is a Chinese Pianist, regarded by many as one of today's most important Chinese pianists.  profile & recordings >>


Saito Kinen Orchestra

Saito Kinen Orchestra

The Saito Kinen Orchestra is one of Japan's most famous symphony orchestras and one of the most prestigious festival orchestras in the world. Its name means 'Saito Memorial Orchestra'. It memorializes the great Japanese music teacher and conductor Hideo Saito (1902-1974). profile & recordings >>


Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra

Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1954, the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra is both the leading and largest orchestra in Latin America. profile & recordings >>


Sarah Connolly

Sarah Connolly

Sarah Connolly CBE is one of the foremost Bristish mezzo Sopranos. She has won Edison, Gramophone and South Bank Awards. She was made a Commander of the British Empire in the 2010 New Year Honours. profile & recordings >>


Schidlof Quartet

Schidlof Quartet

Named in memory of Peter Schidlof, the distinguished viola player, the quartet has been described as one of the most accomplished to have emerged in the past decade. profile & recordings >>


Schola Cantorum Reykjavik

Schola Cantorum Reykjavik

Schola cantorum is a chamber choir of 12 professional singers, which was founded in 1996 by the conductor Hörður Áskelsson, the cantor at Hallgrímskirkja (Hallgrim's Church) in Reykjavík. profile & recordings >>


Schöneberger Sängerknaben

Schöneberger Sängerknaben

Traditionally a choir of around 30 boys, the Schöneberger Sängerknaben (The Schöneberg Boys Choir) has been in existance for more than 5 decades. profile & recordings >>


Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland’s foremost cultural ambassadors. The Linn series features performances conducted by Robin Ticciati, Alexander Janizcek, Joseph Swensen and Sir Charles Mackerras. profile & recordings >>


Scottish Ensemble

Scottish Ensemble

Versatile and vibrant string ensemble who are as much at home with contemporary music as the Baroque, who deliver consistently high quality performances. profile & recordings >>


Sharon Bezaly

Sharon Bezaly

Flute virtuoso Sharon Bezalywas was born in Israel (1972), but now lives in Sweden. Her virtuosity has drawn comparisons to David Oistrakh and Vladimir Horowitz. profile & recordings >>


Simon Nieminski

Simon Nieminski

Simon Nieminski is an organist who works as both a recitalist and music director, whose repertoire includes many unusual but very appealing compositions. profile & recordings >>


Simon Standage

Simon Standage

Simon Standage is an English violinist and conductor best known for playing and conducting music from the baroque and classical eras on original instruments. profile & recordings >>


Sir Charles Mackerras

Sir Charles Mackerras

Sir Charles Mackerras enjoyed a long relationship with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and was renowned as an expert in Mozart interpretation. profile & recordings >>


Sir Colin Davis

Sir Colin Davis

Sir Colin Davis is an world renowned English conductor. His repertoire is broad, but among the composers with whom he is particularly associated are Mozart, Berlioz, Elgar, Sibelius, Stravinsky and Tippett. profile & recordings >>


Sir David Willcocks

Sir David Willcocks

Sir David Willcocks is best known for conducting King's College Choir Cambridge and The Bach Choir. profile & recordings >>


Sir Neville Marriner

Sir Neville Marriner

Sir Neville Marriner began life as a violinist, playing first in a string quartet and trio, then in the London Symphony Orchestra, during which period he founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. profile & recordings >>


Sivan Magen

Sivan Magen

Sivan Magen is an award-winning New York based, Israeli harpist and winner of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust's 2012 Award. profile & recordings >>


Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors

The Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble was founded in 2009. The name ‘Smoke & Mirrors' was inspired by a phrase Jack Van Geem, the ensemble's teacher, used during a coaching. It also reflects the aim of the ensemble. profile & recordings >>


Soli Brass

Soli Brass

A competition-winning brass band conducted by Frans-Aert Burghgraef. profile & recordings >>


Sophie Bevan

Sophie Bevan

Sophie Bevan is an award-winning young soprano who has performed with Classical Opera, English National Opera and Garsington Opera. profile & recordings >>


St John’s College Sinfonia

St John’s College Sinfonia

St John's Sinfonia was set up in the College's Quincentenary. The Sinfonia is a professional ensemble consisting of leading instrumentalists from around the country and is led by Musician in Residence, Margaret Faultless. profile & recordings >>


St Olaf's Choir and Chamber Ensemble

St Olaf's Choir and Chamber Ensemble

The St. Olaf Choir, with 75 mixed voices, is the pioneer a cappella choir in the United States. profile & recordings >>


Stephan Loges

Stephan Loges

Baritone Stephan Loges was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. profile & recordings >>


Steve Reich

Steve Reich

"There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them," states The Guardian (London). profile & recordings >>


Susan Bullock

Susan Bullock is an English soprano with a particular flair for Wagnerian roles. She performs a wide repertoire worldwide and also works as a recording artist. profile & recordings >>


Susanna Yoko Henkel

Susanna Yoko Henkel

Susanna Yoko Henkel belongs to the leading violinists of the young generation.  Susanna Yoko Henkel performs on the 1710 "Ex Leslie Tate" Stradivarius, kindly loaned by a private owner. profile & recordings >>


Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Today the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is considered one of the foremost European orchestras. Currently under the artistic leadership of Daniel Harding. profile & recordings >>


Tempesta di Mare

Tempesta di Mare

Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Players, is an American group specialising in authentic performance of baroque music. The group has toured widely throughout the USA and Europe. profile & recordings >>


Tenebrae

Tenebrae

Founded and directed by Nigel Short, the group blends the passion of a large Cathedral choir with the precision of a chamber ensemble to create a unique and enchanting sound, one which is dazzlingly effective in mediaeval chant as it is in contemporary works. profile & recordings >>


The American Boychoir

The American Boychoir

With a sound to rival their Viennese counterparts, the American Boychoir directed by James Litton, one of America’s most prominent choral conductors, is a joy to listen to. profile & recordings >>


The Avison Ensemble

The Avison Ensemble

An outstanding period instrument orchestra which has been performing together since 1985.

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The City of London Sinfonia

The City of London Sinfonia

Firmly established as one of the UK's leading chamber orchestras, City of London Sinfonia (CLS) was founded in 1971 by the late Richard Hickox.

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The King’s Consort

The King’s Consort

The King's Consort is one of the world's leading period instrument orchestras and choirs. Its many recordings have won many prestigious international awards and sold more than 1,500,000 copies. profile & recordings >>


The King's Singers

The King's Singers

The King's Singers are a British a cappella vocal ensemble founded in 1968. They are named after King's College in Cambridge, England, where the group was formed by six choral scholars. profile & recordings >>


The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is made up of 360 men and women all are members of the Church of Latter Day Saints. profile & recordings >>


The Odhecaton Ensemble for Ancient Music

The Odhecaton Ensemble for Ancient Music

The Odhecaton Ensemble for Ancient Music is an award-winning Italian group dedicated to the performance of early music with particular focus on Italian and Flemish compositions from the 15th and 16th centuries. profile & recordings >>


The Orchestra of Scottish Opera dir. Michael Rosewell

The Orchestra of Scottish Opera dir. Michael Rosewell

The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, formed in 1980, is an integral part of Scotland's national opera company.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the leading orchestras in the world through over a century of acclaimed performances, historic international tours, best-selling recordings, and its unprecedented record of innovation in recording technologies and outreach. profile & recordings >>


The Prince Consort

The Prince Consort

The Prince Consort is fast emerging as a fresh, exciting and versatile ensemble. Their performances are characterised by wide-ranging programmes and polished presentation, which showcase different combinations of voice and piano, from solos to small groups in piano-accompanied song.  profile & recordings >>


The Purcell Simfony

The Purcell Simfony

Highly accomplished Baroque ensemble featuring the voices of Tessa Bonner, Catherine Bott and Sally Bruce Payne. profile & recordings >>


The RSAMD Chamber Choir and Players

The RSAMD Chamber Choir and Players

Directed by John Wallace (conductor) and James Grossmith (chorusmaster), the Academy Chamber Choir and Academy Chamber Players from the Royal Scottish Adademy of Music & Drama are a delightful pairing. profile & recordings >>


The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection

Founded by John Wallace in 1986 to explore and perform the extensive brass repertory, the Wallace Collection has become one of the world's pioneering brass ensembles with an international reputation for innovative programming. profile & recordings >>


Thomas Dunford

Thomas Dunford

Thomas Dunford is a lutenist who performs with Ensemble Marsyas and whose repertoire includes classical and jazz compositions. profile & recordings >>


Thomas Trotter

Thomas Trotter

Thomas Trotter is one of the most widely acclaimed British musicians.  He was appointed Birmingham City Organist in 1983 and is also Organist at St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey in London. profile & recordings >>


Tom Winpenny

Tom Winpenny

Tom Winpenny took up the post of Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral in September 2008 after winning First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2008 Miami International Organ Competition. profile & recordings >>


Trevor Pinnock

Trevor Pinnock

Trevor Pinnock is recognised worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with his own orchestra, The English Concert.  He is Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Academy's Concert Orchestra in addition to conducting Royal Academy Opera productions. profile & recordings >>


Trio Dali

Trio Dali

One of the most sought after chamber ensembles. profile & recordings >>


Trio Sonnerie

Trio Sonnerie

Trio Sonnerie is one of the longest established and most highly regarded chamber groups working in Europe today. profile & recordings >>


Truls Mork

Truls Mork

Truls Mørk's compelling performances, combining fierce intensity, integrity and grace, have established him as one of the most pre-eminent cellists of our time. profile & recordings >>


Vadim Gluzman

Vadim Gluzman

Vadim Gluzman's extraordinary artistry brings back to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. His wide repertoire embraces contemporary music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings. profile & recordings >>


Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev

Since he burst onto the international scene just a few years ago, Valery Gergiev has become one of the most sought after conductors in the world. profile & recordings >>


Various Artists

Various Artists

Great value samplers and compilations featuring tracks from our most recent bestselling albums and artists.

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Vasily Petrenko

Vasily Petrenko

Vasily Petrenko was appointed Principal Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2006; in September 2009 he became Chief Conductor. In 2012 he won Best Male Artist at the Classic BRIT Awards.

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Venice Baroque Orchestra

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance.

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Veronique Gens

Veronique Gens

A prominent Baroque performer, soprano Véronique Gens has also become recognized as one of the world's finest singers of Mozartean repertoire profile & recordings >>


Victor Sangiorgio

Victor Sangiorgio

Victor Sangiorgio is an Australian classical pianist. He was born in Italy, grew up and trained in Australia, resides in London and performs internationally. profile & recordings >>


Vienna Philharmonic

Vienna Philharmonic

There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more consistently and closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic.

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Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra is the concert orchestra of the City of Vienna, being responsible for the greater part of the musical life of the capital city.  Yakov Kreizberg has been Principal Guest Conductor since October 2003.

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Viktoria Mullova

Viktoria Mullova

Viktoria Yurievna Mullova is a Russian violinist best known for her performances and recordings of a number of violin concerti, compositions by J.S. Bach as well as for her innovative interpretations of popular and jazz compositions. profile & recordings >>


Vladimir Ashkenazy

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Vladimir Askenazy has built an extraordinary career, not only as one of the most renowned and revered pianists of our times, but as an artist whose creative life encompasses a vast range of activities and continues to offer inspiration to music-lovers across the world. profile & recordings >>


Vox Luminis

Vox Luminis

Vox Luminis, founded in 2004 in Namur, Belgium, is an ensemble specialising in the performance of 16th - 18th century vocal music. profile & recordings >>


West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

In 1999, Daniel Barenboim and the late Palestinian literary scholar Edward Said created a workshop for young musicians from Israel, Palestine and several Arab countries to promote coexistence and intercultural dialogue. profile & recordings >>


White Canvas

White Canvas

White Canvas is a German quartet led by vocalist Rena Meyer, which defines itself by its freedom of composition. Performances range from unforgettable anthems to free improvisation. profile & recordings >>


William Berger

William Berger

Described as 'one of the best of our younger baritones' by Gramophone Magazine, William Berger has distinguished himself as a singer of the highest calibre. profile & recordings >>


William Carter

William Carter

William Carter is a founding member of the acclaimed Palladians and a virtuoso player of the baroque guitar and theorbo. profile & recordings >>


William Conway and Peter Evans

William Conway and Peter Evans

Collaboration between Scottish cellist William Conway and pianist Peter Evans. profile & recordings >>


William Steinberg

William Steinberg

Hans Wilhelm Steinberg (1899 - 1978) was a German-American conductor. He was noted throughout his career for his straightforward yet expressive musical style, leading familiar works with integrity and authority such that they sounded fresh and vital. profile & recordings >>


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart is one of the most enduringly popular classical composers. He is responsible for over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. profile & recordings >>


Yakov Kreizberg

Yakov Kreizberg

One of the most interesting and exciting conductors of his generation, Yakov Kreizberg conducted most of the major orchestras throughout Europe, North America and Asia. profile & recordings >>


Yann Beuron

Yann Beuron

Tenor Yann Beuron studied singing at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, with Anna Maria Bondi, leaving with highest honours. profile & recordings >>


Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang is a Chinese pianist regularly lauded for her controlled, prodigious technique. Yuja has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire, the depth of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and charismatic stage presence. profile & recordings >>


Yundi

Yundi

Yundi is an internationally acclaimed Chinese pianist who was first propelled onto the international stage when he won first prize at the XIV Chopin International Competition aged 18, becoming the youngest and first Chinese winner. profile & recordings >>


Yuri Bashmet

Yuri Bashmet

Through his virtuosity, strength of personality and musical intelligence, Yuri Bashmet has given the viola a new lease of life. profile & recordings >>


Yury Martynov

Yury Martynov

Yury Martynov is a pianist who also plays period keyboard instruments including the harpsichord, clavichord and organ. profile & recordings >>