London Baroque was formed in 1978 and is regarded worldwide as one of the foremost exponents of baroque chamber music, enabling its members to devote their professional lives to the group. A regular fifty or so performances a year has given the group a cohesion and professionalism akin to that of a permanent string quartet. The ensemble’s repertoire spans a period from the end of the sixteenth century up to Mozart and Haydn, with works of virtually unknown composers next to familiar masterpieces of the baroque and early classical eras. London Baroque is a regular visitor at the Salzburg, Bath, Beaune, Innsbruck, Utrecht, York, Ansbach and Stuttgart Bach festivals. The ensemble has appeared on television in England, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Holland, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Estonia and Japan.