Recognised as a leading early music specialist, Silas Wollston is a versatile musician, highly respected as a continuo player, researcher and choral director. Performance dominated the first ten years of his career, most notably as principal continuo player and assistant to Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Since 2005, teaching, research and choral conducting have played the major role.
Silas has recently performed and recorded with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Taverner Consort, the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble and La Nuova Musica.
As Director of Music at Queens’ College, Cambridge (2011 to 2015), Silas greatly enhanced the profile and reputation of the choir, organising national and international concerts and issuing recordings with Orchid Classics. Silas has lectured at the Faculty of Music in Cambridge since 2013.