Our players and instruments

Meet the players of our Orchestra, and our Principal Artists. All our players are experts in their field, who have spent years learning to get the best out of the historic instruments that they play. Take a look at each player's profile for biographical information, stories and video introductions to period instrument and techniques.

Player profiles

David Blackadder

David Blackadder

Principal Trumpet See more
Roger Montgomery

Roger Montgomery

Principal Horn and Vice-Chairman See more
Katharina Spreckelsen

Katharina Spreckelsen

Principal Oboe See more

Principal Artists

Vladimir Jurowski

Vladimir Jurowski

Principal Artist See more
Sir András Schiff

Sir András Schiff

Principal Artist See more
William Christie

William Christie

Emeritus Conductor See more
Sir Roger Norrington

Sir Roger Norrington

Emeritus Conductor See more

Orchestra

Leaders
Margaret Faultless
Kati Debretzeni
Matthew Truscott
Violin
Iona Davies
Deborah Diamond
Dan Edgar
Alice Evans
Jennifer Godson
Claire Holden
Roy Mowatt
Rodolfo Richter
Andrew Roberts
Kinga Ujszaszi
Huw Daniel
Julia Kuhn
Henry Tong
Principal Viola
Max Mandel
Simone Jandl
Viola
Marina Ascherson
Kathryn Heller
Martin Kelly
Nicholas Logie
Annette Isserlis
Principal Cello
Jonathan Manson
Luise Buchberger
Cello
Catherine Rimer
Ruth Alford
Andrew Skidmore
Helen Verney
Double Bass
Cecelia Bruggemeyer
Principal Recorder
Rachel Beckett
Principal Flute
Lisa Beznosiuk
Flute
Neil McLaren
Principal Oboe
Daniel Bates
Katharina Spreckelsen
Oboe
Alexandra Bellamy
Leo Duarte
Principal Clarinet
Antony Pay
Clarinet
Katherine Spencer
Principal Bassoon
Jane Gower
Györgyi Farkas
Associate Principal Bassoon
Andrew Watts
Bassoon
Sally Jackson
Principal Horn
Roger Montgomery
Horn
Martin Lawrence
Principal Trumpet
David Blackadder
Trumpet
Phillip Bainbridge
Principal Timpani
Adrian Bending
Principal Percussion
Nicholas Ormrod
Principal Keyboard
Steven Devine
Rob Howarth
Principal Lute
David Miller