The last weekend in June took the Illyria Consort to a church in East Woodhay to record our first disc, a collection of violin sonatas by the unjustly neglected 18th-century composer Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli. He was a wine merchant in London at one time, as well as the leader of the orchestra at London's Theatre Drury Lane.
The Illyria Consort is comprised of Susanne Heinrich (viola da gamba), David Miller (theorbo, archlute, and baroque guitar), Steven Devine (harpsichord and organ), and Bojan Cicic (violin).
The disc is expected to be released in early summer of 2017. We are grateful to everyone who helped make this project possible, particularly those who gave so generously during our JustGiving fundraiser a few months ago. We are still looking for opportunities to raise the last £2,500 through private concerts; please get in touch if you, or anyone you know, would like to host a private recital and talk by Bojan in their homes or a historic venue.