Steven Devine has performed all over the world as a harpsichord soloist (his recent Chandos recording of the Goldberg Variations was described by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the best"), he is a highly sought-after continuo player with permanent positions with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Classical Opera and London Baroque and directs repertoire with a wide range of groups with repertoire from 16th century polyphony to new commissions.
Sonatas by Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli played by Bojan Ćićić and the Illyria Consort released
Steven Devine joined his continuo colleagues David Miller (theorbo) and Susanne Heinrich (viola da gamba) to accompany the amazing Bojan Ćićić in this rare recording of sonatas by Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli.
Delphian Records is the label behind this wonderful release and they wrote this:
"In certain respects, Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli does not quite fit the eighteenth-century mould. For a neo-Corellian, he is unusually fond of complexity, both technical and compositional, and also unusually open to other contemporary influences, such as those of Handel and Vivaldi. But the quality of his music speaks for itself - virtuosic and joyously melodic, these six 'chamber sonatas' had a huge impact on Delphian producer Paul Baxter. Carbonelli's difficulty has ensured that his work is seldom played, but early-music rising star Bojan Ćićić makes sure we have no sense of that as he and his Illyria Consort colleagues champion these groundbreaking compositions with exuberant confidence."
26 Aug 2017 Thomas Arne: Alfred conducted Steven Devine at St Mary's Church, Hadleigh (Suffolk Villages Festival)