Silas Wollston

Silas Wollston 2016Recognised as a leading early music specialist, I am a versatile musician, highly respected as a soloist, continuo player, researcher and choral director.

  • Performer on harpsichord, organ and piano
  • Lecturer at the Faculty of Music in Cambridge since 2013
  • Council member of the Handel Institute
  • Research explores social narratives and compositional method in the Baroque period
  • Compositions and arrangements performed and recorded by professional ensembles

Performance dominated the first ten years of my career, most notably as principal continuo player and assistant to Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Between 2005 and 2015 I developed my academic teaching, research and choral conducting. I currently combine performance, instrumental teaching, lecturing and research.

As Director of Music at Queens’ College, Cambridge (2011 to 2015), I greatly enhanced the profile and reputation of the choir, organising national and international concerts and issuing recordings with Orchid Classics.