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The Confraternity of Polish Artists in Great Britain and POSK present Royal Baroque Baroque Kaleidoscope.
Programme: selection of French, German, Italian and Polish baroque music.
Coming from Finland, Norway, Poland and the United Kingdom, the mem- bers of Royal Baroque met at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London in September 2010. They began with an interest in the wide reaching influence of court music during the pre-baroque and baroque eras, exploring the works of composers who enjoyed the patronage of the Royals. The group’s repertoire extends from the early Italian to the na- tional styles of the English, French, Polish and German courts, which, with the majority being multi-instrumentalists, they are able to play in unique combinations. Royal Baroque performed in many London venues, among others at the London Handel Festival with Anna Starushkevych – the win- ner of the Handel Singing Competition. The ensemble was nominated to represent Guildhall School of Music and Drama for the Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize competition organised by the Musica Britannica Trust and also was finalists in the prestigious Fenton House Early Keyboard com- petition. Royal Baroque were highly commended in the final of the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition (2015). Most recent performances include: Baroquestock Festival in Hampstead, Handel & Hendrix Museum, Peñíscola Early Music Festival in Spain.
“…rarely do you come across a chamber ensemble so well-coordinated.”
Graham Vickers – The Artsdesk
“Royal Baroque’s playing is committed, knowing, seemingly effortless and brimming with genuine affection, both for the repertoire and each other’s musicianship.”