Specialising in the historically accurate performance of music from the 18th century, the Feinstein Ensemble’s concerts and recordings of Baroque repertoire have been acclaimed internationally. The Ensemble performs often in London, including the annual ‘Bach Weekend’ at the Southbank Centre and a season of Bach cantata concerts at St Martin-in- the-Fields. International tours have included the Far East, Germany, the Gulf and Egypt, Israel, Belgium and Holland. They can be heard on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and they broadcast a groundbreaking recording of Bach’s six Brandenburg concerti for BBC Television.
Martin Feinstein played jazz piano from a young age, finally learned to read music at the age of 15 and, inspired by the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, took up the flute. Three years later he began flute and recorder studies at the Royal College of Music and completed his training in Hamburg with the great German flautist Karlheinz Zoeller, funded by a German Government Scholarship. After working in Hamburg and Frankfurt with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Modern, he returned to London to form the Feinstein Ensemble.
Catherine Manson enjoys a versatile performing career specializing in period performance as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. She was appointed leader of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 2006. As first violinist of the classical London Haydn Quartet she has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and London’s Wigmore Hall. The quartet’s series of recordings of the Haydn quartets on the Hyperion label has met with high critical acclaim internationally.
Together with Ton Koopman, Catherine has recorded all the Buxtehude chamber music and their recording of the Bach sonatas has recently been released. She has appeared frequently as a chamber musician together with such artists as Trevor Pinnock, Anner Bylsma, Malcolm Bilson, Steven Isserlis and Michael Chance. She has recorded for Hyperion, Dorian, Glossa, ASV, Teldec and BCR.
Recordings on BCR
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