Galliard Ensemble

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 24th 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.

Henschel Quartet

Christoph Henschel, Catalin Desaga (violins), Monika Henschel (viola) and Mathias Beyer-Karlshøj (cello)

The Henschel Quartet has been contributing to the world of chamber music for over 20 years. In 1995 the quartet won multiple prizes at the international competitions of Evian, Banff, and Salzburg, and the following year won 1st prize and the gold medal at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. Invitations to play at the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Vatican in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI, to name just two, are testament to the ensemble’s prestige and international acclaim.

Lucy Gould (Violin), Robert Plane (Clarinet), Alice Neary (Cello) and Benjamin Frith (Piano)

The Gould Piano Trio is represented by Nicholas Curry at Clarion/Seven Muses. Robert Plane is represented by Sally Richardson at Tashmina Artists. The combined ensemble can be booked through either agency.

Winner of the 2014 Royal Overseas 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”.

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

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.

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.

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.

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.