Viktoria Mullova (Виктория Муллова) (born Zhukovsky, Russia, November 27, 1959) is a highly regarded violinist, living in U.K. since leaving the Soviet Union in 1983. After studying at the Central Music School of Moscow and at the Moscow Conservatoire under Leonid Kogan, she won first prize at the 1980 International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982.
LA VENEXIANA, founded by Claudio Cavina, is today the most important madrigal group currently in activity. In styling to the anonymous renaissance comedy from it's named , LA VENEXIANA aims to incorporate into its musical interpretation the theatrically, attention to language in all of its subtlety, and exultation of contrasts between refined and popular, sacred and profane, that characterize our culture today.
Charles John Stanley (17th January 1712–19th May 1786) was an English composer and organist. Stanley, who was blind from an early age, studied music with Maurice Greene and held a number of organist appointments in London, such as St Andrew's, Holborn, from 1726. He was a friend of George Frideric Handel, and following Handel's death, Stanley joined first with John Christopher Smith and later with Thomas Linley to continue the series of oratorio concerts Handel had established...
There are at least three artists known as David Cooper: 1. David Cooper, an american trumpets player for jazz and classical music. He is also a composer and arranger with numerous jazz, rock and commercial ensembles. 2. David "David C" Cooper, a young musician for calm, guitar supported electronica. His songs are available for free on his website. 3. David Cooper is David Cooper.
Formed in 1978, London Baroque plays baroque chamber music. Their repertoire spans the period from the end of the sixteenth century up to the early classical era. The group is composed of:
• Ingrid Seifert, violin
• Richard Gwilt, violin
• Irmgard Schaller, violin, viola
• Charles Medlam, violoncello, bass viol
• Terence Charlston, harpsichord, organ Official website: http://www.londonbaroque.com/.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 - 24 February 1704) was a French composer of the Baroque era. He was a prolific and versatile composer, producing music of the highest quality in several genres. His mastery in the composition of sacred vocal music was recognized and acknowledged by his contemporaries. Charpentier was born in or near Paris, the son of a master scribe who had very good connections to influential families in the Parlement of Paris. Marc-Antoine received a very good education, perhaps with the help of the Jesuits, and registered for law school in Paris when he was eighteen.
James Thomas Bowman (b. November 6, 1941) is a famous countertenor born in Oxford, England. His career spans opera, oratorio, contemporary music and solo recitals. He began singing as a boy chorister at Ely Cathedral. He later went to New College, Oxford. He was a member of the New College and Christ Church choirs. In 1967 he auditioned for Benjamin Britten's English Opera Group and was cast as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, a work with which he has subsequently had a long and distinguished association.
Café Mozart was founded by Derek McCulloch in 1985 to explore the repertoire of the late 18th century for performances with period instruments. The group performs up and down the UK in venues of all shapes and sizes, and also in Germany. The main focus of Café Mozart’s work is that of ‘Haydn in England’ and
his association with other English composers in the 1790s. CDs include Goethe & the Guitar, with an award from the British Academy, Hail Windsor Crown’d with lofty towers, music written in or for the royal town of Windsor in the 18th century...
Michael Chance (born 7 March 1955 in Penn, Buckinghamshire, England) is an English countertenor. Chance was born in Penn, Buckinghamshire, into a musical family. After growing up as a chorister he attended Eton College, Berkshire, and later King's College, Cambridge. He took part in the project of Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir to record the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach.