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Artist in Focus 23/24: Rachel Podger

”Rachel Podger has been an electrifying presence on the international Baroque scene for more than two decades, and has lit up Kings Place with indelible performances since it opened. In her hands, the miraculous, near-mystical power of the violin is fully realised. So we are particularly thrilled that she will be Artist in Focus for the 23/24 season.” Helen Wallace, Artistic Director

Rachel Podger combines incandescent musical charisma with warm humanity and scholarly humility. She has breathed new life into so many treasures and rareties of Baroque repertoire over the years, and her opening solo programme is no exception, featuring works by Matteis and Vilsmayr as well as one of JS Bach’s masterworks. Her second concert features her ensemble, Brecon Baroque, with a dazzling new arrangement of the Goldberg Variations by Chad Kelly. Rachel, Brecon Baroque and a starry cast of singers return in spring 2024 for a beautiful Easter sequence taking us from darkness and lament into vibrant celebration.

‘the unsurpassed British glory of the baroque violin’ The Times

‘there is probably no more inspirational musician working today’ Gramophone