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‘ … Nothing other than deeply impressive … I look forward to hearing these superb musicians on disc again in the not-too-distant future’ – International Record Review

Since the great critical acclaim first received after Arcangelo’s first CD release in 2011, a recording of Porpora cantatas with star countertenor Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo has embarked on numerous projects that continue to grow in diversity and ambition. Founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo’s ethos is to bring music from the baroque and classical eras to its highest levels of expression through the collaboration required in chamber music. Cohen’s mission in founding the orchestra was “to prioritise our players’ experience in chamber music first and foremost, since I always had a suspicion that most, if not all, music from Monteverdi to Mozart was principally conceived as chamber music”.  Six years on, Arcangelo has now become one of the world’s leading ensembles, excelling on both historical and modern instruments.

Arcangelo has collaborated with soloists from all over the world, whether internationally-recognised or young and upcoming, cast at the highest level for each individual artistic project. Cohen believes strongly that the individual casting of each project should be intricately conceived, not just on the soloistic level but also precisely within the ensemble. Following the partnership with Iestyn Davies in 2011, Arcangelo’s subsequent albums have included partnerships with soprano Christiane Karg for a selection of concert arias in a disc entitled Scene! and Christopher Purves in a recording Handel’s Finest Arias for Base Voice. This was selected by BBC Radio 3 as one of the outstanding recordings of the year and nominated for a 2013 Gramophone Award. In February 2015, Arcangelo’s recording of Mozart concertos with the young Vilde Frang on Warner Classics reached No. 1 in the UK specialist classical chart, was awarded an Echo Klassik Concert Award and The Sunday Times Classical album of the week. In November 2015, a recording of Bach Violin Concerti with Alina Ibragimova was chosen as Classic FM’s Drive Time Album and BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Month and Presto album of the year award. Together with Scene!, Arcangelo’s album Arias for Benucci with Matthew Rose was nominated for a 2016 International Opera Award. 

Arcangelo have been just as present on international stages as in recording studios, enjoying numerous invitations to some of the world’s most iconic classical music venues from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to Catalonia’s Toroella Festival and London’s celebrated Wigmore Hall. In August 2015, a tour with Anna Prohaska was extremely well received by audiences across the UK, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. In February 2016, the group toured with Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang, performing Mozart violin concertos at Oslo Opera House and Zürich’s Tonhalle, where they were described by the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung as ‘an ideal Mozart orchestra’.

Arcangelo are delighted to have a Residency at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall in the 16-17 season,. Widely recognised as producing a quality of musicianship that has put the ensemble in high demand as a partner for soloists, Arcangelo has reached a crucial stage as a young ensemble and is beginning to take on bigger repertoire challenges. Taking such artistic risks as Britten’s Phaedra, a Mendelssohn cantata with Christiane Karg on Scene!, and large-scale choral projects such as the Three Bach Magnificats project, is an important part of the ensemble’s diversity and sets it among the many long-established early music ensembles.

 

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‘ … Nothing other than deeply impressive … I look forward to hearing these superb musicians on disc again in the not-too-distant future’ – International Record Review

 

Since the great critical acclaim first received after Arcangelo’s first CD release in 2011, a recording of Porpora cantatas with star countertenor Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo has embarked on numerous projects that continue to grow in diversity and ambition. Founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo’s ethos is to bring music from the baroque and classical eras to its highest levels of expression through the collaboration required in chamber music. Cohen’s mission in founding the orchestra was “to prioritise our players’ experience in chamber music first and foremost, since I always had a suspicion that most, if not all, music from Monteverdi to Mozart was principally conceived as chamber music”.  Six years on, Arcangelo has now become one of the world’s leading ensembles, excelling on both historical and modern instruments.

 

Arcangelo has collaborated with soloists from all over the world, whether internationally-recognised or young and upcoming, cast at the highest level for each individual artistic project. Cohen believes strongly that the individual casting of each project should be intricately conceived, not just on the soloistic level but also precisely within the ensemble. Following the partnership with Iestyn Davies in 2011, Arcangelo’s subsequent albums have included partnerships with soprano Christiane Karg for a selection of concert arias in a disc entitled Scene! and Christopher Purves in a recording Handel’s Finest Arias for Base Voice. This was selected by BBC Radio 3 as one of the outstanding recordings of the year and nominated for a 2013 Gramophone Award. In February 2015, Arcangelo’s recording of Mozart concertos with the young Vilde Frang on Warner Classics reached No. 1 in the UK specialist classical chart, was awarded an Echo Klassik Concert Award and The Sunday Times Classical album of the week. In November 2015, a recording of Bach Violin Concerti with Alina Ibragimova was chosen as Classic FM’s Drive Time Album and BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Month and Presto album of the year award. Together with Scene!, Arcangelo’s album Arias for Benucci with Matthew Rose was nominated for a 2016 International Opera Award. 

 

Arcangelo have been just as present on international stages as in recording studios, enjoying numerous invitations to some of the world’s most iconic classical music venues from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to Catalonia’s Toroella Festival and London’s celebrated Wigmore Hall. In August 2015, a tour with Anna Prohaska was extremely well received by audiences across the UK, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. In February 2016, the group toured with Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang, performing Mozart violin concertos at Oslo Opera House and Zürich’s Tonhalle, where they were described by the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung as ‘an ideal Mozart orchestra’.

 

Arcangelo are delighted to have a Residency at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall in the 16-17 season,. Widely recognised as producing a quality of musicianship that has put the ensemble in high demand as a partner for soloists, Arcangelo has reached a crucial stage as a young ensemble and is beginning to take on bigger repertoire challenges. Taking such artistic risks as Britten’s Phaedra, a Mendelssohn cantata with Christiane Karg on Scene!, and large-scale choral projects such as the Three Bach Magnificats project, is an important part of the ensemble’s diversity and sets it among the many long-established early music ensembles.

 

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