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Amstel QuartetAmstel Quartet
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"The most colourful saxophone quartet in the world", that is the Amstel Quartet. Old music, new music, world music, classical chamber music, the Amstel Quartet plays it all and presents it in unexpected and innovative ways. Virtuosity, breaking new ground, and an unequalled perseverance are key. Regular visitors to major venues around the world, the repertoire offered by the Amstel Quartet covers a wide range of styles, from the cutting edge of contemporary music, to the masters of minimalism, to French cabaret songs, to Bach, Brahms and Wagner to Indian ragas - all delivered with a polish and panache that enthrals audiences wherever they perform. More info...




Auricle EnsembleAuricle Ensemble
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Formed in 2007, the Auricle Ensemble offers virtuoso playing and an approachable and inclusive style of performance. The group is formed around a core of eight players under musical director Chris Swaffer and includes some of Scotland’s finest and most versatile professional players. Projects available include a varied Cabaret, a live soundtrack of Copland’s music accompanying the silent film The City, Walton’s complete Façade, Mini-Mahler, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and a special concert version of The Threepenny Opera. For the younger audience there are also Auricle’s acclaimed Reduced Classics programmes. More info...




Comberti-Cole Duo
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Sebastian Comberti and Maggie Cole have played together for many years as members of Trio Goya. Playing on instruments of the period, using gut strings, a fortepiano by Paul McNulty after a 1795 Anton Walter instrument, and a wealth of experience in historical performance practice, their repertoire encompasses  late 18th and early 19th Century works for cello and fortepiano, from the dawn of the duo-sonata age. More info...





DivertimentiDivertimenti Ensemble
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Established in 1978, Divertimenti has become widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting and innovative British chamber groups of its generation. The core group is a string quintet with two cellos, also expanding to sextets and octets. Divertimenti has a long tradition of breaking new ground with adventurous repertoire, and championing the work of lesser known composers. Touring throughout the British Isles, the ensemble has appeared for music societies and major festivals such as Aldeburgh, Bath, King’s Lynn and Lichfield. Divertimenti has also embarked on two major tours of Scotland in 2012 and 2014. More info...



Graffiti ClassicsGraffiti Classics
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16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating for everyone. Graffiti Classics bursts the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with its hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show. It's a classical concert, a gypsy-folk romp, an opera, a stand-up comedy set and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one! There really is something for everyone and Graffiti Classics never fails to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along. Kids and adults alike love the uplifting and virtuosic variety of musical styles, all tied together with cheeky audience interaction. More info...



Joachim String TrioJoachim String Trio
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The Joachim String Trio was formed in early 2016 to explore the rich store of repertoire for violin, viola and cello, primarily from the Classical and Romantic periods, but also embracing music from the Baroque and the twentieth century. The Trio performs with gut strings and historical bows. This lends the music an immediacy, expressivity and textural subtlety which has led the Trio to a uniquely explorative and stimulating approach to the music. The number of fine works for the string trio is surprisingly large and deserves for more exploration than it currently enjoys, a situation the Joachim String Trio has committed to remedy. More info...



Tim KliphuisTim Kliphuis
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Classically-trained Dutchman Tim Kliphuis ranks among the world's finest jazz violinists, often being called "the successor of Stéphane Grappelli". Tim has made the the UK his second home through regular sell-out appearances at major festivals and venues throughout the country. Tim is now exploring the myriad classical arrangements he has perfected over the years, to which he has most recently added The Gypsy Seasons, Tim’s own take on Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons. More info...




PrimaveraPrimavera Chamber Ensemble
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The flexible mixed ensemble Primavera has created an enviable reputation with an accolade of reviews at international festivals across Britain and Europe. Primavera has created its own concert series at some of the finest country houses in the UK, which led to two series entitled Music in Mansions for Meridian Television. Primavera has commissioned new works from composers such as Gavin Bryars, Phillip Glass, Malcolm Lipkin and Paul Patterson. The ensemble performed Carnival of the Animals at the 2014 Perth Festival in Scotland. More info...



Graffiti ClassicsThe Symphonic Brass of London
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Under the directorship of acclaimed trombonist, composer, arranger and conductor Eric Crees,, this unique combination of excellence and mastery of varied styles has created an extraordinary ensemble whose musical flexibility is second to none. The Symphonic Brass of London is widely celebrated for the impeccable quality of its orchestral sound and the vibrancy, high energy, pure joy and fun of its music-making. More info...




Trio GoyaTrio Goya
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Trio Goya play chamber music from the Classical period on instruments of the time. Formed out of a collective fascination with the rich and innovative trio repertoire that echoes the artistic development of Francisco Goya (1746-1828). The group concentrates its repertoire on the trios by Haydn and Mozart and the Beethoven opus 1 set, as well as lesser known contemporaries. Invited by Real World Studios to make a recording for their innovative download collaboration with Bowers and Wilkins, Trio Goya’s CD of Haydn trios, The Heart of Invention was subsequently released on Chandos Records to extensive critical acclaim. More info...




Les Trois BlondesLes Trois Blondes (Parisian Bal Musette from Scotland)
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Much of the music played by Les Trois Blondes features numbers made famous by artists such as Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf, Yves Montand and Charles Trenet, as well as several items in their programme of over 80 compositions by the two Burns brothers, John and George. Ideal for that atmospheric Parisian evening. More info...




Visontay-KymZsolt-Tihamér Visontay and Min-Jung Kym
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One of the most exciting young violin/piano duos to appear in recent years, this dynamic partnership focuses not only on the great masterpieces of the repertoire, but also champions lesser-known works deserving of a wider currency (such as the early Violin Sonata by Bartók). In 2015 the duo recognised Arvo Pärt's 80th birthday by offering leading works Fratres and Spiegel im Spiegel. More info...




WKS PhotoWiener Kammersymphonie
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The Wiener Kammersymphonie is a chamber ensemble comprising highly talented musicians performing in Vienna. The driving force behind this unique project is the desire to bring individual talents together in a special and artistic co-operation and brings to its audiences a vast musical repertoire, moving from classics to 19th century to contemporary compositions often performing works by (unjustly) forgotten and overlooked composers with the aim of bringing out the very best of the ensemble members. The WKS specialises in music from the Classical and Romantic periods, both original compositions for the string quintet of two violins, viola, cello and double bass and also special arrangements of orchestral works, following similar musical and artistic components of a ‘symphonic’ concept, rather than true ‘chamber music’. More info...




zimroZimro Trio
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The Zimro Trio is an exciting force on the chamber music scene. Focusing on music for both violin and viola, clarinet and piano, this electrifying trio boasts three of the UK's premier chamber musicians whose approach to performing combines fun and passion with a spirit of adventure. At the core of its niche repertoire are works such as Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, Bartók’s Contrasts and Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. More info...

 

 

 

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