Amstel 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...

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Auricle 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 Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, a live soundtrack of Copland’s music accompanying the silent film The City, Walton’s complete Façade, Mini-Mahler, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Kurt Weill's magical Christmas fairy tale Zaubernacht, Roxanna Panufnik's The Upside Down Sailor and Re-Write, with music by Jonny Greenwood, Stewart Copeland, Sarah Hayes and Steve Reich. For the younger audience there are also Auricle’s acclaimed Reduced Classics programmes. More info...

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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...

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Coull Quartet

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Formed in 1974 by students at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of renowned quartet leader, Sidney Griller, the Coull Quartet were Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick for 42 years. The quartet, which still includes two founder members, have performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, and have made tours of Europe, the Americas, Australia, China, India and the Far East. They have also made over 30 recordings featuring a wide selection repertoire, including 20th-century and contemporary British chamber music. More info...

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Divertimenti Ensemble

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Just celebrating their 40th-anniversary season, Divertimenti have become widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting and innovative British chamber groups of their generation. The core group comprises a string quintet with two cellos, also expanding to sextets and octets. Divertimenti have a long tradition of breaking new ground with adventurous repertoire, and championing the work of lesser-known composers. Touring throughout the British Isles, Divertimenti have appeared for music societies and major festivals such as Aldeburgh, Bath, King’s Lynn and Lichfield. Divertimenti also embarked on two major tours of Scotland in 2012 and 2014.                 More info...

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Graffiti 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 burst the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with their 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 fail 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...

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Tim 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 Reflecting the Seasons, Tim’s own take on Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons. More info...

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Meraki Duo

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Formed in 2013, the Meraki Duo enjoys exploring the diversity of repertoire available to the flute-guitar pairing while contributing arrangements of their own. Meera Maharaj and James Girling both studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, sharing a passion for chamber music. They love performing in a wide variety of contexts and venues; most recently, these have included St James’s Church, Piccadilly, a range of venues across the North and even a barn in Cumbria. They also performed at the Bridgewater Hall as part of Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend. They regularly perform for recital series in Manchester, Cheshire and Cumbria, recently giving recitals as part of Lake District Summer Music and Lymm Festival. Last year, they performed in London in the semi-final of the Royal Overseas League Competition. More info...

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Primavera 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...

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Trio 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 concentrate their 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...

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Zsolt-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. More info...

PLEASE NOTE: Derek Warby Artist Management is also pleased to take enquiries for Min-Jung Kym's solo and concerto work in the UK

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Zimro Trio

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The Zimro Trio are an exciting force on the chamber music scene. Focusing on music for both violin and viola, clarinet and piano, this electrifying trio boast 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 their niche repertoire are works such as Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, Bartók’s Contrasts and Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s TaleMore info...

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