The Amadè Players approach concerts from both performance and research perspectives, intending to offer the audience a historically informed sound. We feel the crucial word is informed, and do not seek to achieve the impossible in sound creation or assuming the intent of a composer, but rather hope to give an exciting performance based upon in-depth musicological research, combined with musicianship of the highest quality.
In the past two years we have created world premiere recordings of violin sonatas by Vivaldi, which were also broadcast live on BBC Radio 3; carried out educational projects with more than 400 children from deprived parts of London including full performances of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and Handel’s Messiah on period instruments. Our residency at The Foundling Museum was established four years ago and has involved regular performances and outreach projects each year.
Our 2014 season saw performances with renowned horn players Anneke Scott and Roger Montgomery, whilst the 2015 season sees performances with David Blackadder, Ailish Tynan and the release of our first two discs with Resonus Classics. The second disc is a tribute to our late patron Christopher Hogwood, and includes pieces featuring organist Stephen Farr, sopranos Rebecca Ramsey and Eleanor Ross, and mezzo-soprano Dame Ann Murray. Several performances at St John’s Smith Square are spread across the 2015 and 2016 season in support of our projects recorded there, culminating in March 2016 with a programme celebrating International Women’s Day, supporting the charity Associated Country Women of the World.
‘A total delight’
BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune'