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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, the group having premiered over 300 new works by 225 different composers, including 215 commissions written specially for the ensemble, thereby 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. Notable recordings for Hyperion include a series of works by British composers of the first half of the twentieth century, including Benjamin Britten, Arnold Bax, Frank Bridge and Vaughan Williams; Mozart and Beethoven string quintets; chamber works by Schumann and Saint-Saëns; works by Czech composers incarcerated in the Theresienstadt concentration camp between 1941 and 1945; and Bruch’s string quintets and octet.

The Nash has made 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 won The Edinburgh Festival Critics’ music award ‘for general artistic excellence’, and in 1990 and 2003 The Royal Philharmonic Society’s small ensemble award ‘for the breadth of its taste and its immaculate performance of a wide range of music’.

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Complete works available for download

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