Founded as a quartet at the Royal Academy of Music in 2010, Musica Poetica is building a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting emerging early music ensembles. Under the artistic direction of renowned conductor and keyboardist Oliver John Ruthven, the group has performed in venues ranging from Jacksons Lane Theatre to Cadogan Hall and participated in the BREMF Live! scheme in 2012-2013.
2017 was a break-out year for the group, with performances in major festivals and a critically-acclaimed run of Monteverdi L’Incoronazione di Poppea in collaboration with Hampstead Garden Opera, alongside a series of lunchtime concerts in the City of London focusing on the works of Franz Tunder.
There were debuts at Bath Recitals, Snape Maltings and the Bury Festival, and a return to BREMF for “Approaching the oratorio”, a programme focusing on the music of de Wert and Carissimi.
Future plans include two concerts in the Bath Recitals Baroque Series, performances of Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri, and a recording for the Veterum Musica label.