Mark Caudle


Mark Caudle is one of Britain's leading performers on Baroque cello and viola da gamba. Since the 1970s, he has played with most of London's period-instrument ensembles, including the Consort of Musicke, the Taverner Players, the English Baroque Soloists, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Brandenburg Consort, and the Parley of Instruments. He then relocated to Poland, where he has worked with groups such as Concerto Polacco, L'Arte dei Suonatori, and his own group Harmonia Parnassia. He has performed as principal cellist with Concerto Copenhagen and as continuo player for the Drottningholm Festival in Sweden and the English National Opera in London. Caudle is a prolific recording artist. His recorded repertoire includes Telemann's Concerto for Recorder and Bass Viol (with L'Arte Suonatori for the Swedish label BIS) and a disc of virtuoso bass viol music from eighteenth century England entitled The Noble Bass Viol (with members of the Parley of Instruments for Hyperion). In addition to his work as a performer, he also builds violins.