Walter Reiter

Baroque violin

Walter Reiter is internationally recognised as a leading Baroque violinist, teacher, leader and conductor. He is Professor of Baroque Violin and Viola in the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. In 1999 he founded Cordaria, whose highly acclaimed solo CDs on the Signum label are of Vivaldi Violin Sonatas Op 2, the Biber Mystery Sonatas, and "Un alma innamorata", a collection of cantatas for voice, violin obbligato and continuo. He has led and directed many baroque orchestras over the years both in the UK and abroad. He led The Orchestra of The Sixteen for ten years and was a Principal of The English Concert for nearly thirty years.

Walter Reiter is the author of ‘The Baroque Violin & Viola – a Fifty Lesson Course’ to be published later in 2020 by Oxford University Press. His Baroque Violin Etude book ‘Gradus ad Parnassum’ was published by International Music Publishers and a four-volume pedagogic ‘Baroque Violin Anthology’ is being published by Schott. He has also written a novel, ‘Healing by Deceit, The Story of Alan Palladino,’ published in 2015.