Simon Standage (violin)
is well known as a specialist in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music.
He was a founder member of the English Concert with which he played for many years as soloist and leader and made many solo recordings of which the Vivaldi Four Seasons was nominated for a Grammy Award.
He has also made solo recordings with the Academy of Ancient Music, including Vivaldi’s La cetra concertos and all the violin concertos of Mozart.
In 1981 he formed the Salomon String Quartet, which specializes in historical performances of the classical repertoire and has made numerous recordings.
He is Professor of Baroque Violin at the Royal Academy of Music and the Dresdner Akademie für Alte Musik.
2010 Simon Standage received the Georg Philipp Telemann award for his performance in music and teaching as professor at the Royal Academy of Music London.
2007 CD Arias by J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel for counter and orchestra together with rediscovered concertos and doubleconcertos for flute, oboe and violin by Quantz, Fasch, Telemann. Soloists: Maarten Engeltjes counter, Hajo Wienroth traversflute, Mark Baigent oboe and Simon Standage violin.
With this CD production: live recording by NDR of a concert at the International Musikfest in Seelze broadcasted on 6. Juli 2007.
2008 CD with quartets by J.B. Viotti, together with Hajo Wienroth (keyed flute), Simon Standage (violin), Huw Daniel (viola) and Poppy Walshaw (cello).
April 2009 CD Haydn Trios and Divertimenti, Hajo Wienroth orig. keyed flute around 1810, Simon Standage violin, Poppy Walshaw cello.