“Bridget Cunningham MMus BA Hons ARCM is a prizewinning harpsichordist, versatile conductor and leading exponent of early music and historical performance who plays and has presented on several TV and Radio shows. She conducts the exciting London Early Opera (LEO), Handel House Harmonies, Emerald Baroque and the Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi and has played for the London Handel Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Fleuri. She has also recently performed as a solo harpsichordist for Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
Performances and conducting have been featured on ITV, Sky Arts, RTE, RTP 2 and BBC TV and Radio including Woman's Hour, Front Row and the recent King James's Bible series on Radio 4. She is a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and was supported as a Fellow of the Royal College of Music to work in the Centre for Performance History and work as a baroque vocal coach, where she became an artist for the Concordia Foundation. The Finzi trust awarded her a scholarship to study early Irish music and Handel's visit to Dublin which enabled her to record 'Ireland's Enchantment ' and her first solo harpsichord cd 'Handel in Ireland' which is now available. She has recorded the music for BBC documentaries including 'Vivaldi's Women', 'Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen', 'How London Was Built' and BBC2 's 'Messiah'.
Bridget has recorded for other films, including those in the USA. She has worked with several jazz musicians including a birthday party for Dave Brubeck and modern contemporary choirs and orchestras. …“
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