Violinist ~ Artistic Leader ~ Teacher



Catherine Mackintosh has made influential recordings of the most relevant music from baroque and classical periods

Purcell Quartet
J. S. Bach: Trio Sonatas


Catherine Mackintosh, Maggie Cole, Jennifer Ward-Clarke
J. S. Bach:
Complete Violin and Harpsichord Sonatas

Purcell Quartet
with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Various composers: Capriccios, Toccatas, Sonatas, Canzonas

Catherine’s extensive discography includes over 40 recordings with the Purcell Quartet (Chandos, Hyperion), Bach violin concertos (Hyperion), Bach sonatas with Maggie Cole (Chandos), Vivaldi viola d’amore concertos with OAE (Hyperion) nominated for a Gramophone Award and Mozart duo sonatas with Duo Amadè. She also made countless best-selling recordings for Decca with AAM

Purcell Quartet
Biber: Mensa sonora, seu Musica instrumentalis

Purcell Quartet
with Catherine Bott and Mark Bennett
H. Purcell: Miscellany

Purcell Quartet
C. P. E. Bach: La folia and other works

This recording is
the one to have

Vivaldi: Viola d'amore Concertos (Hyperion Helios)

The Gramophone

Duo Amadè

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Perfectly matched players in magical performances of Mozart.

For Catherine Mackintosh and Geoffrey Govier the “rules” of historically informed performance have become second nature; we get the impression they’re playing for sheer enjoyment of the music.

Mozart Duo Sonatas (Chandos Early Music)

Duncan Druce in The Gramophone



 Catherine Mackintosh and The Purcell Quartet have recorded a huge range of music exclusively for Chandos, including works by Purcell, Corelli, Lawes, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Weckmann, Buxtehude, Leclair, Schütz, Couperin and Biber, to outstanding critical and public acclaim. 


Catherine Mackintosh made numerous recordings with Purcell Quartet and other ensembles and orchestras for Hyperion labels, featuring renowned artists such as James Bowman, Paul Goodwin and Lynn Dawson among them.


Named a ‘Choice’ recording by Gramophone upon release, the OAE joyfully celebrate some of Vivaldi’s finest instrumental writing.

The soloists are drawn from within the distinguished ranks of the OAE including … Catherine Mackintosh (viola). The dancing rhythms and distinctive characters of these concerti together with the variety of instrumental combinations and sparkling performances make this a fresh and constantly engaging listen.