The Amadè Players
The Amadè Players is a London-based group of musicians with a passion for historically informed performance of the music of the eighteenth-century. Our website is at www.amadeplayers.com
The Amadè Players approach concerts from both performance and research perspectives, so as to offer an 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 give our audience an exciting performance based upon in-depth historical and musicological research, combined with musicianship of the highest quality.
We will shortly launch our first CD, Vivaldi: A London Perspective, which features world premiere recordings of the composer's violin sonatas, discovered in the archives of the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, London. This recording has been made possible with kind support of the Gerald Coke Handel Foundation, for which we are hugely grateful.
Our 2013-2014 Concert Season continues our residency at The Foundling Museum, with performances of Vivaldi and Handel; we give the modern World Premiere of Wanhal's Requiem Mass, and tour our production of Handel's Rodelinda. Last season we made our Purcell Room debut, performed Handel's Messiah with 100 school children and gave two world broadcast premieres of Vivaldi sonatas on the BBC. Want to know more? Come on in...