Best of the Baroque…

Some of the best music from the baroque age heads to Bath on 28 August brought by the dynamic and exciting young ensemble Convivio.

Here’s a taste of Convivio, recorded at St. Mary’s Church, Battersea, performing the 4th movement (Allegro) of Fasch’s Sonata in F major for violin, oboe, bassoon and continuo. 

On 28 August we shall have an eight-piece ensemble who will guide us on a musical tour of the European grand baroque of the 18th century…

Meet the musicians…

Alice Earll Violin 1

A period instrument performer graduating from the RAM with a first-class degree and the Bickerdike Allen Prize for achievement in 2016. She performs with the Academy of Ancient Music at the BBC Proms and is a founding member of Ensemble Molière.

Maxim del Mar Violin 2

A Master’s graduate in Historical Violin Performance from the RAM.  Maxim performs music from Monteverdi to Beethoven on original set-ups and he is an active member of ensembles including Ensemble Echos, Ensemble La Notte and Endelienta Baroque.

Joanna Patrick Viola

First Class Honours graduate from the RAM and prize-winning finalist in Concerto and Chamber Music Competitions, Joanna plays with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Florilegium, the Academy of Ancient Music, BBCSO and the LSO.

Florence Petit Cello

Graduating from the RAM with Distinction, Florence has recorded for the Royal Collection Trust’s exhibition Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer. She has also worked with Florilegium, the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists and the English Concert.


JS Bach 
(1685-1709 )
Orchestral Suite no 1 in C major BWV 1066

H Purcell (1659-1695)
Chaconne in G minor Z 730

A Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Bassoon Concerto in E minor RV484

JP Rameau (1683-1764)
Suite from ‘Hippolyte et Aricie’ RV 439

A Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in C Major RV450 for oboe, strings and continuo

JP Rameau (1683-1764)
Les Boreades – Entree de Polimnie

JF Handel(1685-1759)
Suite No.1 Water Music (excerpts) HWV 348

Nicola Barbagli Oboe 1

Graduating in Italy Nicola moved to the UK and after studying historical oboes at the RAM performs with the Orchestra of Age of Enlightenment and the Gabrieli Consort as well as running Istante Collective and Baroquestock festivals.

Amy Roberts Oboe 2

British RNCM graduated oboist performs with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, Florilegium and the Early Opera Company. Her series of books ‘Keeping in Shape’, support students to keep fit & healthy on the oboe. 

Catriona McDermid Bassoon 

A keen educator and bassoonist, highlights include appearances on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ and a Navarra String Quartet premiere. Catriona performs with the London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic and RTÉ Symphony as well as period ensembles including English Baroque Soloists. 

Sean Heath Harpsichord

At the RAM and at Cambridge University Sean was ‘keyboardist in residence’ at St Andrews. He has played harpsichord continuo with leading early music conductors such as Christopher Rousset and Laurence Cummings

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