One of the UK’s leading young saxophone quartets, the Ferios’ frequent concerts and recent discs for Chandos have received deservedly wide critical acclaim.
“What’s immediately striking about this disc is the tonal subtlety and expressiveness of the Ferios’ playing … their phrasing is buoyant and lyrical; slow impressionistic passages … are lucidly and atmospherically voiced … the artistry of the performances is beyond question.”
— Gramophone Magazine, Richard Bratby
Former BBC New Generation Artists, the Galliard Ensemble is established as one of Britain’s leading wind groups, and has an expansive repertoire.
“the finesse and vitality that have become the Galliard’s hallmarks … the Galliard’s excellent playing, well-balanced and full of character, gives a boost of ebullience and elegance”
— Gramophone, Geoffrey Norris
This partnership, first brought together for a performance of Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’, stretches back through 25 years of experience.
“The Gould Trio … with clarinettist Robert Plane, achieved a perfect balance of structural exactitude and lyricism.”
— The Guardian, Rian Evans
With a rich and varied cultural and musical background, the Linos Piano Trio is increasingly recognised as one of Europe’s most creative and dynamic trios.
“the ensemble between these three players was superb … a slow-burning, gripping performance, the playing rich and passionate … performed with control and tonal intensity … the players brought brilliance and élan”
— The Strad Magazine
In this exciting new collaboration, harpist Louise Thomson joins forces with up-and-coming vocal ensemble the New Oxford Consort. Brought together by a shared enthusiasm for the lesser-known and rarely-performed repertoire for choir and harp, the group looks forward to presenting a rich and varied programme in the coming seasons.
Winner of 2014 ROSL Ensemble Competition, the Solem Quartet has established itself as one of the most innovative and adventurous quartets of its generation.
“heartfelt brio and winningly understated virtuosity … in a performance that was personable, and brimming with accomplishment and cohesion”
— Scunthorpe Concert Society, Clive Davies