Stile Antico is regarded as one of the most innovative and accomplished vocal ensembles in the world. Working without a conductor, its twelve members have captivated audiences on four continents with their performances of Renaissance polyphony. In addition to its core repertoire, Stile Antico has premiered works by Joanna Marsh, John McCabe, Nico Muhly, Giles Swayne, and Huw Watkins. The group’s diverse range of collaborators includes Fretwork, the Folger Consort, Marino Formenti, B’Rock, Rihab Azar, and Sting. Stile Antico’s recordings have garnered the Gramophone Award for Early Music, Diapason d’or de l’année, the Edison Klassiek Award, and the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. The group has received three Grammy nominations and performed live at the 60th Grammy Awards in 2017. As part of a new series of recordings on the Decca Classics label called The Golden Renaissance, the first disc Josquin des Prez won the Gramophone Award for Spatial Audio in 2021; the second disc, commemorating 400 years since the death of William Byrd, was released early in 2023.
The London-based ensemble has performed internationally at numerous venues and festivals, including Wigmore Hall, BBC Proms, Buckingham Palace, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Cité de la Musique, Luxembourg Philharmonie, and Leipzig Gewandhaus, as well as the Antwerp, Bruges, Utrecht, and York Early Music Festivals, the Lucerne Easter Festival, and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. In the U.S., the group has appeared at the Ravinia Festival, Washington’s National Cathedral and Library of Congress, Vancouver’s Chan Centre, and in concert series spanning twenty-five states. In addition to touring in Mexico and Colombia, Stile Antico visited East Asia for the first time in 2018, performing in Korea, Macau, and Hong Kong. In the 2022-23 Season, Stile Antico is Ensemble-in-Residence at the University Church in Oxford and will tour the U.S., Belgium, Germany, Holland, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Alongside its concert and recording work, Stile Antico holds masterclasses and workshops and leads courses at the Dartington International Summer School. The group has been in residence at Zenobia Música, and is often invited to work alongside ensembles at universities, festivals, and early music forums. The support of the charitable Stile Antico Foundation has enabled Stile Antico to expand its work in schools, lead Youth Consort courses for students, and offer scholarships to young professional singers and ensembles.