UK period ensemble Arcangelo’s collective energy and spirit have generated a flood of 5 star reviews, sparked audience ovations and prompted invitations to perform at the world’s leading venues and festivals. The band, which has taken the musical world by storm since its creation in 2010, comprises outstanding young musicians under the dynamic leadership of its artistic director and founder Jonathan Cohen. Its ethos is ruled by a determination to apply the deep listening skills and artistry of chamber music making to every piece in its repertoire, from intimate ensemble pieces to works for chamber orchestra.
Arcangelo has appeared at major festivals and concert halls in Europe and the US including Carnegie Hall (New York), Wigmore Hall (London, UK) where it was delighted to have a residency for the 2016/17 season as First Baroque Ensemble in Residence, the BBC Proms (London), Musikverein (Vienna, Austria), Prinzregententheater (Munich, Germany), Philharmonie (Berlin, Germany), Salzburg Festival (Salzburg, Austria), Aldeburgh Festival (UK) and the Edinburgh International Festival (Scotland, UK). The 2018/19 season includes the start of an exciting series of visits to Hong Kong, as well as a return visit to the BBC Proms.
Their 20 recordings include Buxtehude sonatas Opus 1 on Alpha Classics, which was nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award; Porpora Cantatas with Iestyn Davies MBE on Hyperion Records received a 2012 Gramophone Award, and recordings with acclaimed soprano Christiane Karg, and violin virtuoso Vilde Frang on Warner, both receiving German Echo Klassik Awards in 2015 and 2016; their recordings for Hyperion Records of CPE Bach cello concertos with Nicolas Altstaedt received a 2017 BBC Music Magazine Award, and Alto Cantatas by JS Bach with Iestyn Davies received a 2017 Gramophone Award. They released a recording of three Bach Magnificats earlier in 2018 with Joélle Harvey, recorded as part of a European tour in 2015.
Their concerts are regularly broadcast live on the radio.
Their latest disc is of Handel ‘s Finest Arias for Base Voice volume 2 with baritone Christopher Purves, on Hyperion Records; volume 1 in 2013 was nominated for a Gramophone Award.