Robert Woolley co-founded the Purcell Quartet in 1984, with which he has made many recordings for Chandos, including the complete concertos for harpsichords by J.S.Bach. The Quartet regularly tours Europe, the USA, South America and Japan and has played at most of the major UK and European Festivals. They gave a concert of Bach Cantatas in London at The Wigmore Hall on 28 July 2000, the 250th anniversary of Bach’s death. Their recording with Emma Kirkby of cantatas by Buxtehude was released last year.
The Purcell Quartet celebrated twenty years music making in February 2004 at the Wigmore Hall, with friends and collaborators.