London Handel Players
For over fifteen years, since making their debut at Handel’s parish church, St. George’s Hanover Square, as part of the London Handel Festival in 2000, the London Handel Players have thrilled audiences across the world with their performances and recordings. They appear regularly at Wigmore Hall and at many of the leading festivals in the UK, Europe and North America, performing baroque chamber music and concertos and collaborating with the world’s greatest singers. They have performed across Canada and the United States, making their New York debut at the Frick Museum in 2012 and returning to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2014. Their recent appearances include Spitalfields, London Handel, Tilford Bach, Cork Early Music, Göttingen International Handel, Gregynog, Kings Lynn, Stratford, Newbury Spring, Stour, Halle International Handel, York Early Music and Brighton Early Music Festivals.
The members of the group pursue busy solo, directing and conducting careers, work with many of the major early-instrument ensembles in the UK and abroad and are professors at the conservatoires in London. They bring together a wealth of recording experience and their four Handel recordings, of his Op.2 and Op.5 trio sonatas, his complete violin sonatas and one entitled “Handel at Home”, all for Somm Recordings, have been highly acclaimed. A further double CD, of the complete Sonata Op.1 by Francesco Geminiani, was released in December 2012 and their new double disc of Bach Flute Sonatas and Arias was released in January 2016. They also appear frequently on BBC Radio 3.
Committed teachers at every level, the London Handel Players present masterclasses and workshops for students, keen amateurs and children, including an annual project with schools in conjunction with the Handel House Museum and the London Handel Festival.