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Nash Ensemble, The

The Nash Ensemble

The Nash Ensemble, Resident Chamber Ensemble at London’s Wigmore Hall, is regarded as a standard-bearer of British music making and has been acclaimed by The Independent as a ‘chamber music group beyond compare’. The Nash Ensemble has built up a remarkable reputation as one of Britain’s finest ensembles and, through the dedication of its founder and artistic director Amelia Freedman and the calibre of its players, has gained a similar reputation all over the world. The repertoire is vast and the imaginative, innovative and unusual programmes are as finely architectured as the beautiful Nash terraces in London from which the group takes its name. The Nash Ensemble is not classically restricted; it performs with equal sensitivity and musicality works from Mozart to the avant-garde. Indeed, it is one of the major contributors towards the recognition and promotion of many leading composers through first performances to date of over 300 new works, including 200 commissions of pieces especially written for the ensemble, providing a legacy for generations to come.

An impressive collection of recordings illustrates the same varied and colourful combination of classical masterpieces, little-known neglected gems and important contemporary works. Recent recordings for Hyperion include the Mozart and Beethoven string quintets, chamber works by Schumann and Saint-Saëns, Czech composers incarcerated in the Theresienstadt concentration camp between 1941 and 1945, and an album of Hollywood composers.

The Nash makes many foreign tours; concerts have been given throughout Europe, the USA and Canada. The group is a regular visitor to many European and British music festivals and can be heard on radio, television, at the BBC Proms, and at music clubs throughout the country. Since 1979 it has presented a celebrated series every season at Wigmore Hall exploring the many facets of the chamber music repertoire.

The ensemble has won The Edinburgh Festival Critics’ music award ‘for general artistic excellence’, and in 1989 and 2002 The Royal Philharmonic Society’s small ensemble award ‘for the breadth of its taste and its immaculate performance of a wide range of music’.

Albums

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Complete works available for download

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

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