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:: Programmes for 2017-18

John Potter


These are my current collaborative programmes - each has a dedicated page on this site. For further details please get in touch with me directly or with Robert White Artist Management via the Contacts page.


Amores Pasados


amores pasados

ECM released Amores Pasados to great critical acclaim in 2015. It features Anna Maria Friman (voice & Hardanger fiddle) with Ariel Abramovich & Jacob Heringman (lutes). The live programme includes transcriptions of 20th century English song by Warlock, Quilter, Moeran and others alongside music by Tony Banks (Genesis), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Sting created especially for this lineup.


Secret History


secret history

The same team performs sacred music by Josquin and Victoria (with vihuelas substituting for lutes), reflecting the real performance history of renaissance polyphony. The programme is also available with music by Arvo Pärt.




This research project, led by Mark Everist at the University of Southampton, has generated three CDs for Hyperion and re-unites John Potter with his former Masters student Christopher O’Gorman and ex Hilliard Ensemble colleague Rogers Covey-Crump. The trio continues to offer programmes of 12th century music, and is now exploring wider repertoire from anon to Machaut.

Lute songs




Programmes range from Dowland and Campion with Ariel Abramovich to intabulations of 16th and 20th century songs with Jacob Heringman. Both players join me for virtuosic Italian madrigals and lute duets.


The Dowland Project



The Dowland Project is performing music from the 'Night Sessions' album as well as its previous three CDs. The band is currently experimenting with Schubert.


photos: Paul Arthur