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 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!

Wigmore Hall debut receives standing ovation

LNM recently had the honour of performing Francesco Bartolomeo Conti’s opera L’Issipile at Wigmore Hall. You can read the critical response to the concert here.

New film released

We’re delighted to present this short documentary about LNM, which was filmed during our rehearsals and performance of Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo at the London Handel Festival last year.