Peter McCarthy

Peter McCarthy - violone player

Welcome to my website!  

I play a variety of different bass (and double bass) string instruments.  

St. James' Baroque  is joining the BBC Singers for a concert at Milton Court, 3pm tomorrow Sunday February 19th, conducted by David Hill.

We are playing the Mozart requiem in the Sussmayr version, the overture to the Magic Flute and the Litaniae de Venerabilis Altaris Sacramento.  If you miss the concert, you'll be able to catch it on Radio 3 very soon!

The next Music in the Village concert is on March 2nd,  a thursday night (as always).

PHOTO Paul Tucker

I play violone and violone grosso, sometimes large bass violin,  for  St James' Baroque.  

In 2003 I volunteered myself to manage the ensemble too and ended up running it for 12 years.  Be careful what you volunteer for!


For twenty four years, I was the bass player for the English Concert.  


In 2002 I started a concert series in Walthamstow, London E17 - 'Music in the Village'.




It turned out there were some mistakes (now corrected, with help) in my Capuzzi concerto edition, made from Dragonetti's manuscript, I posted it up for free use on IMSLP during January.,_Antonio)


London Viols                                                               PHOTO Paul Tucker