Alfonso Leal del Ojo enjoys a busy career in the field of Historical Performance. He is principal viola of The English Concert and the Irish Baroque Orchestra and leads regularly for otherensembles. Since joining The English Concert he has toured extensively and appeared in numerous recordings, many of them award winning. He features as a soloist in the Dunedin Consort’slatest recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos which received rave reviews.

He in frequent demand as a soloist. Recently he performed Telemann’s Viola Concerto with The English Concert in the US and with violinist Monica Huggett he performed Mozart’s SinfoniaConcertante. He is also a regular chamber music partner with violinist Rachel Podger.

Alfonso plays on a fine viola kindly lent by the McGillivray family.