The Monteverdi Choir was founded in 1964 by Sir John Eliot Gardiner for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers (1610) in King's College Chapel, Cambridge. A specialist Baroque ensemble, the Choir has become famous for its stylistic conviction and extensive repertoire, encompassing music from the early Baroque period to Classical music of the 20th century.
Antonio Pappano (born 30 December 1959) is a British conductor and pianist currently serving as music director at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and l'Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Charles Édouard Dutoit (born October 7, 1936) is a Swiss conductor, particularly noted for his interpretations of French and Russian 20th century music. He has made influential modern recordings of Hector Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette and Maurice Ravel's ballets Daphnis et Chloe and Ma Mere l'Oye.
Gerald Moore CBE (30 July 1899 – 13 March 1987) was an English pianist best known as one of the most in-demand accompanists of his day, accompanying many of the world's most famous musicians. During the course of his career Moore was largely responsible for raising the profile of the accompanist as a musician and partner in performance.