The famous conductor brought to St. Petersburg his Monteverdi Quire and English Baroque Soloists ensembles.
This Sunday, the famous conductor and Grammy winner Sir John Eliot Gardiner gave his first ever concert in St. Petersburg.
He performed with both the Monteverdi Quire and the English Baroque Soloists in the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Grand Hall. The concert programme consisted of spiritual opuses by composers of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner is considered a key figure in the development of the historical performance practice. In order to achieve the authentic sound of old-time pieces the proponents of this trend use historic musical instruments and study old manuscripts.
The English conductor is founder and artistic director of both the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir. He also founded the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique that plays music of the 19th century.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner has made guest appearances with many of the world’s best symphonic orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
Photo: St. Petersburg TV channel