The Brook Street Band – where Handel lives!
Since its formation in 1996 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo, the award-winning Brook Street Band has established itself as one of the country’s foremost interpreters of Handel’s music. The name comes from the street in London’s Mayfair where George Frideric Handel lived and composed for most of his working life.
The Brook Street Band has performed and taught extensively at prestigious British and European Festivals, and regular UK concert venues include Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and The Maltings, Snape. The Band regularly broadcasts for the BBC.
The Brook Street Band has released eleven CDs, all receiving high critical acclaim; the Band’s debut disc “Handel Oxford Water Music” was selected as Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice, as was its “JS Bach Trio Sonatas”.
Photograph: ©Dan Bridge
Tatty’s interview from In Tune on BBC Radio 3 about 18th century coffeehouse culture is now available as a BBC podcast