Duo Dorado

Welcome

Duo Dorado has been charming audiences since 1999. Hazel and David are two prize-winning early-music specialists who are passionate about the music of the baroque era. Slick, dynamic and accessible, Duo Dorado concerts frequently elicit standing ovations. Duo Dorado were selected artists for the Making Music Concert Promoters’ Group scheme 2015-16.

Great music, lively presentation
Our programmes mix great composers such as Vivaldi, Bach and Handel with other rare treats. Wild, sweet, passionate, flirtatious, our music ranges from the exciting new styles of the early seventeenth century to high-baroque and pre-classical masterpieces. We always talk to the audience and often introduce the music with readings and anecdotes.

Visually stunning
In addition to our high-quality musicianship, varied and colourful sound-textures, and infectious enthusiasm, our performances are visually stunning. Our fabulous harpsichord, decorated with eighteenth-century painting and gold leaf, forms a musical and visual centrepiece that will take your breath away. A feast for the eyes as well as the ears!

Practical
We bring our own harpsichord (at no extra cost), so we can play in any venue and don’t need a piano to be provided. We have a choice of harpsichords which allows us to be flexible to fit with different venues and budgets.

Venues
Venues range from International Music Festivals to small village churches, and our programmes have also proved popular in music societies and universities throughout Britain. We often perform in historic buildings but are just as much at home in modern concert halls.

Past Venues

Past venues include:

Festivals

  • London Handel Festival
  • Barcelona Early Music Festival
  • Early Music Weekend, South Bank Centre, London
  • Chichester Festivities
  • St Ives Festival
  • Newbury Spring Festival
  • ‘Origins’ Early Music Festival, Wirral
  • Kingston Early Music Festival
  • Stratford-on-Avon Festival
  • Saltaire Festival, Bradford
  • East Finchley Arts Festival
  • Ampthill Festival
  • Oundle Festival
  • Dart Music Festival
  • Frome Festival, Somerset
  • Kings Lynn Festival
  • Leeds International Early Music Weekend
  • Ripon International Festival
  • Worcester Early Music Festival
  • Wigtown Festival, Scotland

Concert Halls

  • South Bank Centre, London
  • St David’s Hall, Cardiff
  • St George’s Brandon Hill, Bristol
  • Fairfield Halls, Croydon
  • Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
  • Plaza Centre, Southend
  • Millgate Arts Centre, Delph
  • Woodville Halls, Gravesend
  • Alnwick Playhouse
  • Eastgate Arts Centre, Peebles
  • Graham Institute, West Linton
  • Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir
  • Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds
  • South Holland Centre, Spalding

Historic Venues

  • St George’s, Hannover Square
  • Fenton House, London
  • Chichester Cathedral
  • Wrest Park House
  • St James’s Church, Piccadilly
  • Norfolk House Music Room, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Fishbourne Roman Palace
  • St Mary’s, Bramber, Sussex
  • Guild Chapel, Stratford on Avon
  • Markenfield Hall, Yorkshire
  • Holy Cross, Bignor, Sussex
  • The Workshop, Lewes
  • St Michael’s Church, Summertown, Oxford
  • St Helen’s Church, Clifford Chambers
  • All Saints Church, Sudborough, Northants
  • St Lawrence’s Church, West Wycombe
  • St Olave’s Church, London
  • Churchgate Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds
  • All Saints Church, Wokingham
  • Old St Martin’s Church, Worcester
  • Rockingham Castle
  • Handel House, London
  • Rook Lane Chapel, Frome
  • St Saviour’s Church, Dartmouth
  • St Peter and St Mary, Fishbourne
  • St Mary’s Church, Masham, Yorkshire

Universities

  • University of Southampton
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Essex
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Reading

Music Clubs

  • City Music Society, London
  • Curry Rivel Music
  • Boston Concert Club
  • South Holland Concerts, Spalding
  • Shipston Music Society
  • Brockenhurst Music Society
  • Music On Sundays, Chichester
  • Totnes Early Music Society, Devon
  • Music in Lyddington, Rutland
  • Little Gaddesden and Distric Music Club, Hertfordshire
  • Harting Music Club, Sussex
  • Avon Valley Concerts, Hampshire
  • Hambleden Concerts, Buckinghamshire
  • Saddleworth Chamber Concerts Society, Greater Manchester
  • St Anne’s Music Society, London
  • Music in the Church, Sidlesham, Sussex
  • Amersham Concert Club
  • Sleaford Music Club
  • Music in Peebles
  • Pentland Concerts, Scotland
  • Weymouth Music Club
  • Wye Valley Music
  • Frome Concerts Group
  • Mayfield Music, Derbyshire
  • Bury St Edmunds Concert Club
  • Wokingham Concerts

Rural Touring

  • Beaford Arts, North Devon
  • Villages in Action, South Devon
  • Northants Touring Arts
  • Music in Quiet Places
Click here to see Past Venues

Past venues include:

Festivals

  • London Handel Festival
  • Barcelona Early Music Festival
  • Early Music Weekend, South Bank Centre, London
  • Chichester Festivities
  • St Ives Festival
  • Newbury Spring Festival
  • ‘Origins’ Early Music Festival, Wirral
  • Kingston Early Music Festival
  • Stratford-on-Avon Festival
  • Saltaire Festival, Bradford
  • East Finchley Arts Festival
  • Ampthill Festival
  • Oundle Festival
  • Dart Music Festival
  • Frome Festival, Somerset
  • Kings Lynn Festival
  • Leeds International Early Music Weekend
  • Ripon International Festival
  • Worcester Early Music Festival
  • Wigtown Festival, Scotland

Concert Halls

  • South Bank Centre, London
  • St David’s Hall, Cardiff
  • St George’s Brandon Hill, Bristol
  • Fairfield Halls, Croydon
  • Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
  • Plaza Centre, Southend
  • Millgate Arts Centre, Delph
  • Woodville Halls, Gravesend
  • Alnwick Playhouse
  • Eastgate Arts Centre, Peebles
  • Graham Institute, West Linton
  • Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir
  • Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds
  • South Holland Centre, Spalding

Historic Venues

  • St George’s, Hannover Square
  • Fenton House, London
  • Chichester Cathedral
  • Wrest Park House
  • St James’s Church, Piccadilly
  • Norfolk House Music Room, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Fishbourne Roman Palace
  • St Mary’s, Bramber, Sussex
  • Guild Chapel, Stratford on Avon
  • Markenfield Hall, Yorkshire
  • Holy Cross, Bignor, Sussex
  • The Workshop, Lewes
  • St Michael’s Church, Summertown, Oxford
  • St Helen’s Church, Clifford Chambers
  • All Saints Church, Sudborough, Northants
  • St Lawrence’s Church, West Wycombe
  • St Olave’s Church, London
  • Churchgate Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds
  • All Saints Church, Wokingham
  • Old St Martin’s Church, Worcester
  • Rockingham Castle
  • Handel House, London
  • Rook Lane Chapel, Frome
  • St Saviour’s Church, Dartmouth
  • St Peter and St Mary, Fishbourne
  • St Mary’s Church, Masham, Yorkshire

Universities

  • University of Southampton
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Essex
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Reading

Music Clubs

  • City Music Society, London
  • Curry Rivel Music
  • Boston Concert Club
  • South Holland Concerts, Spalding
  • Shipston Music Society
  • Brockenhurst Music Society
  • Music On Sundays, Chichester
  • Totnes Early Music Society, Devon
  • Music in Lyddington, Rutland
  • Little Gaddesden and Distric Music Club, Hertfordshire
  • Harting Music Club, Sussex
  • Avon Valley Concerts, Hampshire
  • Hambleden Concerts, Buckinghamshire
  • Saddleworth Chamber Concerts Society, Greater Manchester
  • St Anne’s Music Society, London
  • Music in the Church, Sidlesham, Sussex
  • Amersham Concert Club
  • Sleaford Music Club
  • Music in Peebles
  • Pentland Concerts, Scotland
  • Weymouth Music Club
  • Wye Valley Music
  • Frome Concerts Group
  • Mayfield Music, Derbyshire
  • Bury St Edmunds Concert Club
  • Wokingham Concerts

Rural Touring

  • Beaford Arts, North Devon
  • Villages in Action, South Devon
  • Northants Touring Arts
  • Music in Quiet Places