Irish Baroque Orchestra

Irish Baroque Orchestra

Irish Baroque Orchestra

The Irish Baroque Orchestra brings to life the beauty of Baroque music as it was intended to be heard.


    Led by artistic director and GRAMMY Award-nominee Monica Huggett, the IBO explores the authentic playing techniques and performacne styles of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries using period instruments. The orchestra's performances are as vivid as a freshly restored oil painting, filled with the colour, simmering tension and highly charged emotion that reflects the fascinating sights and sounds of Europe 300 years ago.

    Although the IBO has its roots in the past, it is a dymanic and constantly evolving organization with its sights firmly set on the future. Its exceptional musicians perform regularly throughout Ireland and abroad, and continue to receive widespread critical acclaim.

    Flights of Fantasy, a recording of early Italian chamber music was released in 2010 on the Avie label, and was listed in the New Yorker's most memorable moments in music for 2010 as top recording of the year.

    The Irish Baroque Orchestra is generously funded by the Irish Arts Council and also receives some assistance from Dublin City Council. The Orchestra is resident at the National Concert Hall Dublin.