Baroque Encounter was established in London, in 2004.
From the beginning Baroque Encounter has brought together difference forces to present recitals and performances of beautiful music in a historically informed, yet informal fashion. As a trio of harpsichord, recorder and voice they offer a luxurious mix of favourite ensemble pieces, virtuosic pieces for two instruments, and vocal and instrumental solos. Along with more popular baroque works, Baroque Encounter offers audiences the opportunity to experience the splendours of under-valued baroque gems.
In 2012 Baroque Encounter were invited to perform in the Palladium Baroque Festival in Malmö, Sweden. Back on home ground they have appeared in venues ranging from the intimacy of London’s Handel House Museum (seating 28 people) to the expansive Fairfield Halls (filled to capacity with 1,600 people), and from an unprecedented packed-out National Portrait Gallery (London) recital to the Chichester, Chelsea, Llantilio Crossenny, Pennine Spring, and Dulwich festivals. Their respective solo performances have taken them around the UK, Europe, South America, East Asia, Africa, and to Australia.
Whilst performing in an historically informed manner they strive to maintain a friendly modern approach to all performances. Larger forces have been assembled on occasion for particular repertoire and to stage theatrical works by Handel including Tolomeo, Parnasso in Festa, dramatic cantatas for his Roman patron Ruspoli, and his penultimate opera, Imeneo.