The Academy of Ancient Music will feature on two new recordings in February 2019 with two outstanding young artists, both rising stars in their respective fields: the recorder player Lucie Horsch (Decca Classics) and soprano Rowan Pierce (Linn Records).

Rowan Pierce has appeared on the concert platform throughout Europe and in South America, and is the recipient of numerous awards. For her debut recording, Pierce is joined by the Academy of Ancient Music’s William Carter (lute and theorbo) and Richard Egarr (harpsichord). Entitled The Care of Lovers, the recording comprises songs from Purcell’s brief career from She loves and she confesses too, one of his very first published pieces (1683) to Sweeter than roses, from his final months (1695).

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the Academy of Ancient Music for all of their support. I hope listeners will enjoy what we have put together.” – Rowan Pierce.

Recorder-player Lucie Horsch is already in demand internationally as a soloist and, with a critically acclaimed debut album to her name, has launched what promises to be a distinguished career. Entitled Baroque Journey, this new recording with the Academy of Ancient Music features works by Sammartini, Bach and Handel among others.

“I thoroughly enjoyed working together with the excellent musicians of the AAM. I am very excited to share the result of our intense and inspiring collaboration” – Lucie Horsch.

Following this release, Horsch will join the Academy of Ancient Music on an international tour, with performances in the UK at the Barbican, London; the Apex, Bury St Edmunds; and West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge; and in the Netherlands at De Oosterpoort, Groningen; Parkstaad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen; De Doelen, Rotterdam; and the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.


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