Richard Egarr & Friends
  • Edinburgh International Festival

The British harpsichordist and conductor joins brilliant Baroque performers for a journey through the riches of European 17th-century chamber music.

British harpsichordist and conductor Richard Egarr combines serious scholarship with exuberant entertainment: as one of period performances most perceptive musicians, he shines a bright new light on music both much-loved and little-known.

In the first of his two illuminating concerts at the 2022 International Festival, Egarr is joined by some of the worlds most exciting Baroque performers, including brilliant Croatian-born violinist Bojan ii and exceptional US violinist Rachell Ellen Wong.

Together, they travel right across Europe to explore the richness of chamber works in the 17th century, in music of great elegance and refinement, yet also enormous emotional potency, contrasting celebrated figures including Purcell, Pachelbel and Lully with lesser-known creations by Marini, Schmelzer and Fontana.

Richard Egarr Harpsichord

Bojan ii Violin

Rachell Ellen Wong Violin

Ruiqi Ren Violin

Jonathan Rees Viola da Gamba

Alex McCartney Theorbo

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