Stile Antico

Stile Antico is an ensemble of young British singers, now established as one of the most original and exciting voices in its field. Much in demand in concert, the group performs regularly throughout Europe and North America. Their recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label have enjoyed great success, winning awards including the Diapason d’or and the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and have twice attracted Grammy nominations. Their release Song of Songs won the 2009 Gramophone Award for Early Music and reached the top of the US Classical Chart.

Working without a conductor, the members of Stile Antico rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing artistically to the musical result. Their performances have repeatedly been praised for their vitality and commitment, expressive lucidity and imaginative response to text. Stile Antico’s repertoire ranges from the glorious legacy of the English Tudor composers to the works of the Flemish and Spanish schools and the music of the early Baroque. Their workshops and masterclasses are much in demand; they are regularly invited to lead courses at Dartington International Summer School and are currently Ensemble in Residence at the University of Buckingham.

Stile Antico’s engagements have included the BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, major festivals throughout Europe, in Lebanon and in Mexico, and prestigious concert venues across the US and Canada. The group has toured extensively with Sting, appearing throughout Europe, Australia and the Far East as part of his Dowland project Songs from the Labyrinth. Stile Antico's 2013-14 season includes a UK tour celebrating the centenary of the Carnegie UK Trust, two visits to the US, the world première of a new work by Huw Watkins at the Wigmore Hall, and the release of a ninth disc on the Harmonia Mundi label.

Stile Antico has previously visited Lake District Summer Music in 2006 and 2008.

*See the panel above for details of the group's two concerts and Vocal Workshop in the 2014 LDSM festival.