SILAS WOLLSTON

LONDON HANDEL PLAYERS

Recognised as a leading early music specialist, Silas Wollston has combined performance and scholarship in a varied career. A longstanding member of the English Baroque Soloists and The Bach Players, he performs on harpsichord and organ with early music orchestras and ensembles, as well as in duo partnerships and as a soloist. A former chorister, he studied the organ with John Scott before taking up an organ scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge. He then went on to study harpsichord and early piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Conservatoire Royale in Brussels.

Beyond his career a performer on keyboard instruments, Silas also has much experience as a choral director and an academic lecturer. As Director of Music at Queens’ College, Cambridge, between 2011and 2015, he greatly enhanced the profile and reputation of the choir, issuing recordings with Orchid Classics. He is now part of the choral directing team at the Royal School of Church Music. He lectures in fugue and stylistic composition at Cambridge University and is a council member of the Handel Institute. His research interests include 17th-century violin-band music, especially the music of Matthew Locke, and Handel's compositional process.

OUR MUSICIANS

Rachel Brown  flute and recorder

 

Adrian Butterfield  violin

 

Oliver Webber  violin

 

Clare Salaman  violin and hurdy-gurdy

 

Rachel Byrt  viola

 

Katherine Sharman  cello and gamba

 

Cecelia Bruggemeyer  double bass

 

Peter Buckoke double bass

 

Silas Wollston  harpsichord and organ

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