Adrian Butterfield (violin/director
Rachel Brown (flute and recorder)
Oliver Webber (violin)
Olwen Foulkes, recorder
Silas Wollston (harpsichord)
Since 2000, the London Handel Players have thrilled audiences across the world with their performances and recordings.
J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major BWV 1050
Telemann Concerto for Flute and Recorder in E minor TWV 52:e1
J S Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043
Handel Trio Sonata Op.5 No.4 in G major HWV 399 for 2 violins and viola
Vivaldi Sopranino Recorder Concerto in C major RV443
J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major BWV 1049
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 in 2012 . 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, have been highly acclaimed. A further double CD, of the complete Sonatas Opus 1 by Francesco Geminiani, was released in December 2012 and a double disc of Bach Flute Sonatas and Arias was released in 2016. They also appear frequently on BBC Radio 3.