Specialist coaching

A typical fellowship year sees our musicians tackle music spanning five centuries. To get the most out of repertoire from the earliest years of classical music, we collaborate with an array of early music specialists who provide in-depth coaching. Led by Adrian Butterfield, Professor of Baroque Violin at the Royal College of Music, a Rush Hour project sees modern strings swapped for their gut predecessors and a performance using authentic Baroque-style bows, recreating the sound and sensations that artists 300 years ago would have experienced.

The orchestra also annually joins Vox Musica, a London-based choir with a focus on Baroque-era repertoire, for a performance at the London Handel Festival and the Anghiari Festival.