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. Its bestselling recordings have earned accolades including the Gramophone Award for Early Music, Diapason d’or de l’année, Edison Klassiek Award, and Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. The group has received three Grammy® nominations, and performed live at the 60th Grammy® Awards at Madison Square Garden. In 2023, Stile Antico marked 400 years since the death of William Byrd with the release of an acclaimed album on Decca Classics.
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 appears regularly in Boston and New York and 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.
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, to lead Youth Consort courses for students, and to offer scholarships to young professional singers and ensembles.