Described as ‘Red Priest’s Secret Weapon’ by Keith Bramich writing for 'Music and Vision', Angela is a founder member of this ensemble from 1997.
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Red Priest is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil. This extraordinary acoustic foursome has been described by music critics as ‘visionary and heretical’, ‘outrageous yet compulsive’, ‘wholly irreverent and highly enlightened’, ‘completely wild and deeply imaginative’, with a ‘red-hot wicked sense of humour’ and a ‘break-all-rules, rock-chamber concert approach to early music’.
Founded in 1997, and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has given several hundred sell-out concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Moscow December Nights Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Ravinia Festival, Bermuda Festival, and in most European countries, Japan, Australia, and throughout North and Central America. The group has been the subject of hour-long TV profiles for NHK (Japan) and ITV (UK) - the latter for the prestigious South Bank Show in 2005, which documented the launch of the Red Hot Baroque Show, an electrifying marriage of old music with the latest light and video technology.
A music fan from Scarborough, Canada:
In the hands of Red Priest, this music literally jumps off the page and into your face! First this group contains four of the most outrageously virtuoso players I've ever heard. They make a piece crackle with excitement. second they manage to inject a lot of saucy fun into their performances. Aug 29, 00
Strings magazine: Review of RP Seasons CD
A wholly irreverent and highly enlightened approach to the piece we all love to hate.
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