(baroque triple harp, Guernsey/Estonia)
La Lira del Ciel: Harps in Medieval Drama & Baroque Opera
Music from the anonymous medieval “Play of Daniel”, and by Cavalieri, Monteverdi & Purcell
Baroque opera and orchestral director, early harp virtuoso, and imaginative continuo-player, a specialist in baroque gesture and historical action, Andrew Lawrence-King is one of the world’s leading performers of early music, the most recorded harpist of all time, and an internationally renowned scholar. A creative and inspiring leader, he has directed baroque operas, oratorios, and chamber music at prominent concert houses in Milan, Berlin, Vienna, Moscow, Sydney, New York, and Mexico City. During his long collaboration as a harp soloist with Jordi Savall, he has won several major prizes and a Grammy (best ensemble 2011). He is also known to Estonian audiences for his collaborations with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, and Ensemble Floridante.