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Adrian Butterfield

, violin

Adrian Butterfield is much in demand as a violinist/director, soloist, and chamber musician with modern and period-instrument ensembles. He is Associate Director of the London Handel and Tilford Bach Festivals and directs the London Handel Orchestra at these and other festivals across Europe. He is also leader/director of the Steinitz Bach Players at the London Bach Festival and the Hanover Band.

His concerto performances include Vaughan Williams' Concerto Accademico at the Three Choirs Festival, the Bach Double under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Vivaldi with the Feinstein Ensemble at the Purcell Room and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with the Barockorchester Stuttgart, of which he was Concertmaster from 1996 to 2002. Since 2001 he has been invited by the Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor to lead the Montreal-based chamber ensemble, the Theatre of Early Music, in concerts and recordings for the ATMA label.

He leads two chamber ensembles in London: the Revolutionary String Quartet (and, in its expanded form, the Revolutionary Drawing Room), specializing in classical and romantic music on period instruments, and the London Handel Players. He is Professor of Baroque Violin at the Royal College of Music in London.
C.-P.-E. BACH: Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin
Adrian Butterfield
October, 2003
Lost Is my Quiet
Daniel Taylor
October, 2003