Francesco Sica (violin), Claude Frochaux (cello) and Irina Botan (piano)
The Monte Piano Trio has performed in major concert halls such as Berliner Philharmonie, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Covent Garden in London, Daning Theater in Shanghai and the Romanian Atheneum. Their television and radio broadcasts have included BBC, WDR, CBS, DLF, SWR, TVR and Radio Clasica.
Michael Baker, Vasilis Bessas, James Jervis and Rory Russell
Recognised as one of the world’s leading guitar quartets, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a dynamic and innovative ensemble known for its extraordinary ensemble in performance and expansive repertoire.
Kathryn Thomas (Flute), Owen Dennis (Oboe), Katherine Spencer (Clarinet), Richard Bayliss (Horn) and Helen Storey (Bassoon)
Former BBC New Generation Artists, the Galliard Ensemble is established as one of Britain’s leading chamber groups, with repertoire ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Berio and Birtwistle.
Currently in its 25th year, the ensemble has performed in many of the world’s leading venues and festivals, including the Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, Bridgewater Hall, Sage Gateshead and at the BBC Proms.
The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet and Clarice Assad have known each other for many years, having discovered a striking musical affinity early on in their friendship. In 2009 the quartet commissioned Clarice to write a piece for their debut recording with Chandos Records entitled ‘Spirit of Brazil’. The resultant piece – ‘Danças Nativas’ – earned her a Latin Grammy nomination. Building on this success, they have now realised their long-held ambition to collaborate as performers and have developed an eclectic programme of genre-defying music full of rhythm, energy, humour and emotion.
Huw Wiggin, Ellie McMurray, José Bañuls, Shevaughan Beere
As one of the leading British saxophone quartets among the new generation of artists, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet has received deservedly enthusiastic reactions from audiences and critics alike.
Lucy Gould (Violin), Robert Plane (Clarinet), Richard Lester (Cello) and Benjamin Frith (Piano)
The combined ensemble can be booked through either Tashmina Artists or directly with the Goulds
Winner of the 2014 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Competition, the Solem Quartet was formed in 2011 at the University of Manchester. The quartet takes its name from the university’s motto “arduus ad solem”, meaning “striving towards the sun”.
The quartet enjoys a busy concert schedule performing at venues both across the UK – including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Holywell Music Room – and internationally. In keeping with its name, the Solem Quartet’s first project was to play the Haydn Op. 20 “Sun” Quartets. Their repertoire is now extensive, spanning the period from early Haydn to living composers such as Emily Howard, whose quartet ‘Afference’ they performed in a BBC Proms Extra broadcast, live on BBC Radio 3.
Konrad Elias-Trostmann (violin), Vladimir Waltham (cello) and Prach Boondiskulchok (piano)
First Prize and Audience Prize winner of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2015, the Linos Piano Trio has achieved recognition as an extremely dynamic and creative young chamber ensemble.