“Baroque Alchemy” is more than “just” a concert programme! It is the realisation of a long-cherished dream: to combine the simple beauty of the recorder and the drama of baroque music with the extraordinary and expansive sound world of the electronic age. The traditional recital is turned on its head and presented not only in a new guise, but in a whole new dimension for the 21st century.

By replacing the familiar ‘continuo’ sound of the harpsichord with the almost limitless possibilities offered by modern synthesiser technology, Piers and Lyndy create a perfect blend of early music and modernity from which a truly dazzling and moving performance emerges.

Baroque Alchemy is a beacon that walks between the traditional and the modern, allowing for entirely new approaches to music.

At the heart of everything Piers and Lyndy do is a genuine love of music, a deep knowledge of baroque performance practice and a spirited, adventurous approach to performance that draws audiences in and makes the music fresh and accessible to all.

Piers Adams is one of the great and particularly versatile recorder players of our time. He has recorded numerous CDs, given thousands of concerts and broadcasts around the world with his legendary ensemble Red Priest, and has received the highest acclaim for his bold and creative artistic as well as musical output. Piers is a leading ambassador for the Eagle recorders designed by the late Dutch maker Adriana Breukink, which he uses extensively in this programme.

Lyndy Mayle was a multi-award winning harpsichord student at the Royal College of Music before becoming Music Director at the National Theatre. She is also a music therapist and a highly regarded piano teacher. She returns to the concert stage for the Baroque Alchemy project, bringing a wealth of musical experience, passion and spirit to this joyful musical collaboration.

Piers Adams recorder
Lyndy Mayle keyboard

Works by Pandolfi, D’Anglebert, Telemann, Handel, Albinoni, Veracini, Piazzolla, Albeniz and Bach

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SUN, 21.5.23 | 13.30 | » Rossini-Saal

This concert features instruments by Adriana Breukink, whom we commemorate in a special way with these concerts.