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Rachel Podger

Rachel Podger

Violin

Rachel Podger was born in 1968 and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (where she is now professor of baroque violin); she co-founded Florilegium and The Palladian Ensemble whilst still a student, and went on to lead The English Concert and the Gabrieli Consort and Players before founding Brecon Baroque in 2007.

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Further Reading: Rachel Podger

 Recording of the Week, Rachel Podger plays the Bach Cello Suites

The baroque violinist's own transcriptions of one of the pinnacles of the cello repertoire have an integrity and intelligence that's entirely convincing on its own terms, and the music never stops dancing.

 Interview, Rachel Podger on The Four Seasons

The violinist, whose previous recordings of Vivaldi have won widespread critical acclaim, talks to Katherine about taking on the 'Red Priest''s most popular work.

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