‘Brings together some of the UK’s top musicians to perform the world’s finest chamber music ... Everyone who performs as part of the Adderbury Ensemble is an eminent instrumentalist, usually a principal player with one or more of the leading orchestras of Europe. From their early years playing Sunday evening concerts in the beautiful village of Adderbury in north Oxfordshire, the group have gone on to develop a global reputation ... mixing and matching different players to deliver performances primarily as quartets, quintets or small chamber groups and occasionally adding further instruments to play symphonies and concertos.’


'One of the world’s leading ensembles, bringing together exceptional musicians who excel on both historical and modern instruments, brought together by founder and artistic director Jonathan Cohen. Its players believe that the collaboration required in chamber music, whether working in duos or as a chamber orchestra, is the highest expression of what it means to make music. Setting it apart from other ensembles, all performers are committed to this chamber ideal and as such Arcangelo attracts an outstanding calibre of performers who already have flourishing solo and chamber music careers. Their repertoire is principally from the early, baroque and classical periods, although there have been various successes with later repertoire and there are plans to develop in this direction in the future.'


‘Fast-rising stars and champions of British music, the Berkeley Ensemble take their name from two British composers of the last hundred years, father and son Sir Lennox and Michael Berkeley. Formed in 2008 by members of Britain’s young professional orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, they are quickly establishing themselves as one of the UK’s most dynamic young chamber groups and enjoy a busy concert schedule, performing in the UK and abroad.‘


Our Passion for Chamber Music ‘There’s nothing we like more than sharing our passion for chamber music and making a difference to people’s lives with an art form we believe to be out of the ordinary and exceptional. Our aspiration is to be an ensemble of the highest standard working internationally with its base in rural Wales; an area of beautiful landscapes with a rich and varied culture and history. By commissioning new music and discovering music from our heritage informed by the history and geography of the area we work in we believe that we’re bringing something new and distinctive to the art form of chamber music.‘


‘A dynamic flexi-ensemble based in London, UK, enabling the exploration and programming of the whole range of Clarinet-String-Piano chamber music, beginning primarily with the core three clarinet trios and building upwards ... Ensemble Mirage evolved from the award winning ensemble Trio Mirage, which formed in early 2014 ... To explore larger repertoire Trio Mirage began collaborating with other musicians, resulting in Ensemble Mirage. Individually all members are award winning artists in their own right, active across all areas of the profession including solo, chamber, orchestral and outreach work ... Ensemble Mirage continues to evolve by working with a small group of dedicated chamber musicians to expand the repertoire offered, currently up to Octet.’


Formed 1994: ‘Considered one of the UK’s most distinguished chamber ensembles with a wide-ranging discography and impressive reviews. The ensemble members appear at the world’s leading festivals and venues and many of them are also on the faculties of leading conservatoires in the UK and abroad’.


‘Founded in 2011, The Goldfield Ensemble are now the resident musicians of Goldfield Productions, a charitable incorporated organisation ... Highly collaborative and relentlessly curious, Goldfield Productions was created to make adventures in sound; to find ways of presenting music and art that transform the everyday into the extraordinary and reawaken our ears ... The Goldfield Ensemble are especially proud of their storytelling musical productions for younger audiences. These have been seen by over 7000 children and combine the finest chamber music woven into original narratives and imaginative images (puppetry, shadow puppets, props) to inspire wonder and curiosity in young audiences.’


'This acclaimed ensemble of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, piano and sometimes horn and/or harpsichord is well-known for its varied and entertaining programmes of chamber music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Often teaming up with their favourite string players, Harmoniemusik produces unusual but rounded concert programmes.'


‘The Ensemble is renowned for its fresh and intelligent approach to programming, which places contemporary music at the heart of a diverse range of repertoire. This includes everything from solo and chamber music, to opera and music theatre – and much more besides. By combining new commissions (of which there have been more than 70 since its inception in 1991) with historical repertoire, Hebrides Ensemble breathes new life into familiar works, often revealing curious connections between seemingly disparate artworks and encouraging its audiences to approach traditional pieces with fresh ears. The Ensemble’s flexibility is its strength, drawing its performers from a pool of the most outstanding musicians in the UK and beyond, ensuring the exceptional performance standards for which it has become renowned. This is an international ensemble with its roots in Scottish culture, a collective committed to supporting the next generation of performers and composers, particularly those with links to Scotland.’


‘One of the finest chamber ensembles in the country, its players brought together through a shared passion for chamber music. Founded in 1991, the ensemble soon established a reputation for inspired programming, thrilling performances and the unique rapport it builds with its audience.’


’Founded in 2003 ... One of Europe’s leading chamber ensembles. Their imaginative programming and charismatic performance style have won them many accolades over the years ... London Conchord Ensemble enjoys regular collaborations with guest artists ... They have presented their own weekend festivals of world-class performances with new commissions and innovative collaborations ... One of Conchord’s strong interests is setting chamber music within a larger artistic context ...’


‘The Nash Ensemble, Resident Chamber Ensemble at Wigmore Hall since 2010, is acclaimed for its adventurous programming and virtuoso performances. It presents works from Haydn to the avant-garde, and is a major contributor towards the recognition and promotion of contemporary composers: by the end of the 2016/17 season the group will have premièred over 300 new works, of which well over 200 have been specially commissioned from 225 different composers ...’


Founded 2017: ‘Consisting of professional musicians, the Nova Foresta Classical Players specialise in music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic Eras ... “Nova” have been fast gaining recognition as a musical force to be reckoned with and are frequently performing to sell out crowds. “Nova” not only wish to bring great music to everyone, but to also provide a platform for the young musicians of the future ... The Nova Foresta Classical Players holds important links and connections with other musical organisations within the New Forest District. At the heart of all the work that Nova does, is its link with music for young people and elderly people with dementia. Many of our musicians frequently provide music in Hospitals and Care Homes. This is of paramount importance’.


‘Brings together some of the UK’s leading instrumentalists who share a passion for chamber music past and present. The group was formed in Manchester in January 2011: however, we have been performing together in various guises and combinations for over twenty years. We are friends and colleagues who draw on a wealth of experience gained through many years of music-making. We take our name from the Classical composer Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831), a brilliant musician and businessman who, in addition to writing a large body of accessible chamber music, helped increase the popularity of this wonderful kind of music-making amongst amateurs and professionals as both music publisher and piano manufacturer in the early nineteenth century ... We make British music a priority. Between us we have commissioned or premiered more than a hundred works and recognise both the importance and necessity of continuing this work.’


‘Formed in 1986 ... the name of the group is based on the Italian word for spring, reflecting the joie de vivre that these musicians bring to their performances. As one of Britain’s finest ensembles, Primavera has created an enviable reputation with an accolade of reviews at international festivals in Britain ... They have made regular appearances on the South Bank and at Wigmore Hall and have specialised in presenting chamber music series in country houses in the UK.’


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