‘fascinating to watch… devoutly alone with their music, playing with total commitment and fervour.’


Spiritato is a period instrument ensemble with a love for little-known composers. As individuals they can be found performing with specialist ensembles throughout the UK and Europe, including the Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Les Talens Lyriques and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.

Producing unique, research-based performance projects, avoiding well-trodden paths wherever possible, Spiritato actively seeks to promote forgotten composers and bring their music to a wider audience.

The group enjoyed great success in 2016 with their ambitious new project Guts and Glory. Performing throughout England, this project involving real natural trumpets and equal tension strings was enthusiastically received by audiences. The ensemble has recently completed a 6 concert-tour of major UK festivals with Inspiring Bach, returning to the magnificent sound of trumpets, drums and adding voices for a programme featuring large-scale cantatas, collected and admired by JS Bach himself.

Having released two albums on the Resonus Classics label, including the world premiere recording of The Judgment of Paris by Daniel Purcell - described by BBC Radio 3 Record Review as ‘high-quality entertainment’ - the ensemble have recently recorded two albums for award-winning Delphian Records.

Spiritato's The Taste of this Nation, released in February 2021, has since been followed by Sonatas from the Düben Collection - both available from our online shop.

Kinga Ujszászi - Violin
Joanne Miller - Viola
Alice Manthorpe Saunders - Cello
Nicolás Mendoza - Harpsichord
William Russell - Trumpet

This is a brilliant group doing fab things - don’t miss them!’ Rachel Podger

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