Theresa Caudle‘s career started on the cornett as a teenager, when she became leader of The London Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble. She subsequently became increasingly active as a baroque violinist, playing with many of the leading period-instrument ensembles in England, such as The English Concert, The English Baroque Soloists and The Brandenburg Consort. One of her main commitments has been to The Parley of Instruments, of which she was a principal member for twenty-five years and with which she made over fifty recordings.
She directs her own ensemble, Canzona, and frequently directs several other ensembles here and abroad, both professional and amateur, including The Croatian Baroque Ensemble and Salisbury Baroque. Theresa leads The Hanover Band and Orpheus Britannicus, the resident ensemble at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge, and is a member of The Monteverdi String Band and The London Handel Orchestra as well as playing regularly with The Sixteen and with English Touring Opera. Theresa’s rare skill at combining cornett and violin playing is demonstrated on her solo CD of 17th century Italian sonatas, “Violino o Cornetto”, on the Nimbus Alliance label (NI6134).
A large part of Theresa’s activities is her involvement in imparting her knowledge and wealth of experience in baroque repertoire to student, young professional and amateur musicians. As well as giving private lessons, she regularly organises and tutors several courses for Benslow Music Trust and Jackdaws, and is Artistic Director of the summer course, Baroque Week.
Theresa lives in the Hampshire countryside with her partner and shaggy black cat. When not involved in music-making, she enjoys walking, reading, yoga and tending her large and rather wild garden.