ANDREW LAWRENCE-KING

'Il Corago'

 

Baroque opera & orchestral director, Early Harp virtuoso & continuo-wizard, specialist in Baroque Gesture & Historical Action, Andrew Lawrence-King is one of the world’s leading performers of Early Music. He directs The Harp Consort & Il Corago.

 

He directed the 400th-anniversary production of Peri’s Euridice (1600) at the Getty Centre, LA, and the first modern-times performances in Florence of the Florentine Intermedi (1589). His recording of Almira (1705) won the American Handel Society Prize. In 2012, his direction of Cavalieri’s Anima & Corpo (1600) won Russia’s highest theatrical award, the Golden Mask. In 2013, he directed (stage & music) the first modern-times staged production Landi’s La Morte d’Orfeo (1619) and the first modern-times performance in Spain of the earliest known Spanish Oratorio (1704).

 

Andrew Lawrence-King has directed the medieval Ludus Danielis in King’s College Cambridge and York Minster, and on tour in London and Copenhagen. As harp soloist, he won a Grammy for Dinastia Borgia directed by Jordi Savall. His duo-recital with Savall won Australia’s prestigious Helpmann Award, and their recordings of Celtic Viol have been worldwide prize-winning hits.