About Us

Annabel Knight – Baroque flute and Recorders
Reiko Ichise – Viola da Gamba
Robin Bigwood – Harpsichord
Oliver Webber – Violin
Louise Bradbury – Recorders

Passacaglia is a UK-based professional ensemble specialising in music from the baroque era, played on recorders, flutes, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord.

The group performs in several guises ranging from a duo format to a muti-instrument line up, performing music by some of the greatest composers of the eighteenth century including JS Bach, Handel, Rameau, Couperin, Telemann and Vivaldi – as well as introducing audiences to new discoveries!

With over 25 years of performing and recording experience, Passacaglia brings the music of the baroque era to life with a range of exciting, colourful and engaging programmes.

‘Wonderfully passionate and detailed playing’ Early Music Review 

‘The best historically informed performances and recordings recreate the spirit as well as the sound of the music, and the now well-established group Passacaglia do just that, combining the two to make a performance of irrepressible joy’
Gramophone

‘Clarity, crispness and enthusiasm that perfectly match the spirit of the music’
Daily Telegraph

‘They have played together for many years now… and there is an effortlessness about the sound – no matter which combination of instruments is involved, there is never a sense of one striving to take the lead: rather the voices balance one another… finely crafted performances from a star line-up’
Early Music Review