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Biography

Performing Career

1974-1990 For over 15 years, Nigel North played in early Operas, baroque orchestras, chamber groups, accompanied singers in concerts, recordings (over 100 LPs/CDs) and radio broadcast internationally. Numerous ensembles and solists including:

  • Ensembles
  • The Early Music Consort (David Munrow)
  • The Deller Consort (Alfred Deller)
  • The English Concert (Trevor Pinnock)
  • Academy Of Ancient Music (Christopher Hogwood)
  • Taverner choir and players (Andrew Parrot)
  • Schutz Choir and Consort (Roger Norrington)
  • Early Opera Project (Roger Norrington/John Toll)
  • Red Byrd (John Potter and Richard Wistreich)
  • Brandenburg Consort (Roy Goodman)
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Rene Jacobs)
  • Singers
  • James Bowman
  • Martyn Hill
  • Nigel Rogers
  • Michael Chance
  • Julianne Baird
  • Jill Feldman
  • Nancy Argenta
  • Emma Kirkby
  • Mark Tucker
  • Richard Wistreich
  • Stephan Varcoe
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I was fortunate to play one concert of Campion songs with Peter Pears (Tenor). Aldeburgh Festival, England, 1976.

1988-1998 Romanesca, an ensemble specializing in 17th Century music, founded by Nigel North, with Andrew Manze (violin) and John Toll (harpsichord/organ). Concerts in major festivals and concert series in Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Israel, USA, Canada, England, Hungary and Slovenia.

An exclusive recording contract from with Harmonia Mundi (USA) has resulted in 7 releases bringing several awards (including "Gramophone" and "Edison" awards for Biber Sonatas). See Discography.

1991-2002 Other more recent performances and recordings with chamber music groups, solo singers and instrumental duos have included:

  • Fretwork
  • The Purcell Quartet
  • Concordia
  • Trio and Ensemble Sonnerie
  • London Baroque
  • "3 parts on a ground"
  • Ensemble Sans Souci (Berlin)
  • Berlin Barocke Compagney
  • Attaingnan Consort (renaissance flute 4tet)
  • Les Voix Humaines (gamba duo) with Wieland Kuijken (gamba)
  • Christophe Hungeburth (baroque flute)
  •    Kate Clark (traverso)
  • Michael Chance (counter-tenor)
  • Monika Mauch (soprano)
  • Rufus Müller (tenor)
  • Charles Daniels (tenor)
  • Rachel Elliot (soprano)
  • Paul Hillier (baritone)
  • Gabriel Crouch (baritone)
  • Alan Bennett (tenor)
  • Red Byrd (vocal ensemble)
  • Theatre of Voices (vocal ensemble)
  • Hilliard Ensemble (vocal ensemble)

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