Fiori Musicali have been bringing the unique sound of authentic instrument performance right to the heart of England for over 25 years.
Under the baton of Dr Penelope Rapson Fiori’s orchestral repertoire stretches from Monteverdi’s celebrated Vespers of 1610 to the world of Schubert’s Vienna and beyond.
We have recorded with violinist Elizabeth Walfisch, and clarinettist Colin Lawson, and performed in Paris, and in Madrid alongside acclaimed countertenor James Bowman.
Among our many landmark performances, we spearheaded the revival of Cecilian concerts at Stationers' Hall, City of London – after what had been a hiatus of nearly 300 years – with a tercentenary performance of Purcell's famous ode Hail! Bright Cecilia (a work written originally for the 1692 St Cecilia celebrations).
Not tied completely to the world of baroque and classical, the orchestra teamed up with leading Spanish guitarist José María Gallardo del Rey to give what was probably the first authentic instrument performance of Rodrigo's celebrated guitar concerto.
Fiori have also commissioned music from composer Geoffrey Burgon.