La Nuova Musica

Welcome to the website of La Nuova Musica, a baroque ensemble dedicated to ardent and vivid performances of music from the Renaissance and Baroque, directed by David Bates.

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Alleluia from Vivaldi’s In furore iustissimae RV626 (with Lucy Crowe soprano)


For more information about this recording, visit our recordings page


LNM To Launch New Friends Scheme

On the occasion of the start of its self-promoted SJSS concert series, on the 20th March LNM launched its new Friends Scheme. It offers a variety of options, from memberships for music-loving teenagers for as little as £30 a year, through to the Centurion circle for those who would like to play an active part in our organisation.

For more information please go to our Support Us page.

LNM To Return To Wigmore Hall In 2015/16

Following its highly celebrated hall debut last season in Conti’s L’Issipile, LNM will return to Wigmore Hall in 2015/16 with two concerts. On Nov 30, we  team up with one of the most celebrated countertenors of today, Bejun Mehta, in an aria programme of works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel et al. On Dec 14, we will present Antonio Cesti’s 17th Century opera Orontea, which we performed last summer at the Innsbrucker Festwochen. We will be joined by an outstanding young cast including Anna Stephany, Jonathan McGovern, Mary Bevan and Sam Furness. General Booking will be open to the public from May 29.

LNM Announced As Associate Artists With Spitalfields Summer Festival 2015

LNM is very proud to return to the Spitalfields Festival this summer as Associated Artists, presenting Handel’s Israel in Egypt on June 4, Couperin’s Leçons Des Ténèbres (with Lucy Crowe and Elizabeth Watts) on June 8 and a programme of horn concertos and arias by Handel, Vivaldi and Foerster with BBC R3 New Generation Artist Alec Frank-Gemill and mezzo-soprano Julia Riley on June 12. To find out more about these dates and to book tickets click here

LNM To Launch St John’s Smith Square Concert Series


La Nuova Musica is delighted to be joined by Lucy Crowe and Tim Mead for the first concert in their series at St. John’s Smith Square in 2015/16. This Stunning venue is a perfect backdrop for a concert that explores the sensuality, violence and drama of the sacred Baroque. (more…)

New Recordings For Harmonia Mundi

We are greatly looking forward to returning to the studio later this year, for the world premiere recording of Francesco Conti’s ‘L’Issipile’ (1732) with Lucy Crowe, John Mark Ainsley, Lawrence Zazzo and Rebecca Bottone, as well as Couperin’s ‘Lecons de Tenebres’, with Lucy Crowe and Elizabeth Watts. Both discs will be released by HM USA in 2016.

A Royal Trio Is Named Gramophone’s ‘Editor’s Choice’


A Royal Trio has been named Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine’s November 2014 issue.

We are delighted that our latest Harmonia Mundi release, with countertenor wizard Lawrence Zazzo, was recently chosen by Gramophone Magazine for their monthly shortlist. The disc has met with universal acclaim (see our reviews section) and we are looking forward to presenting the programme at this year’s Beaune Festival in France.

LNM Welcomes New General Manager Sabine Mardo


LNM is pleased to announce the appointment of Sabine Mardo as their new General Manager. Sabine holds a MA (1st class Hons) in German Literature, Rhetorics and Musicology from the University of Tuebingen. She worked in opera, theatre and on festivals as dramaturge, Assistant Director and project manager before joining the Vocal Division at IMG Artists London in 2000, where her clients included some of the most distinguished singers of our time, followed by two years as Artist Manager in the Vocal Division at HarrisonParrott. (more…)

A Royal Trio Released TODAY!

We are really excited that our latest Cd with harmonia mundi USA and the wizard countertenor Lawrence Zazzo is released today. We had a wonderful time researching, rehearsing, performing and recording this album of arias by G F Handel, Ariosti, and Bononcini.  Please get a copy asap, and let us know what you think!