Since forming in 2009, the Waldegrave Ensemble's players have set out to share their passion for chamber music and to bring a wide variety of works to audiences in greater London and the South-East.
The Waldegrave Ensemble comprises a handful of Britain's top young chamber musicians; as individuals, the players regularly perform with other ensembles including Philharmonia Orchestra, Orpheus Sinfonia, London Musical Arts Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of India and Southbank Sinfonia.
After their 2015 performance of the Nielsen wind quintet as part of the Blackheath monday morning lecture recitals series with Matthew Taylor the ensemble have been asked to return in 2016 for a performance of the chamber reduction of Mahler's Symphony No. 4.
This performance also inspired Matthew Taylor to compose a new work for wind quintet which will recieve its debut performance at Blackheath Halls in 2016. The work will feature mini-concertino movements for each of the player individual characters followed by a grand finale; this will be paired with the Mozart Piano Quintet in Eb major and Poulenc Sextet for wind and piano.
"Their performance of the Nielsen Quintet was one of the most magical I had ever heard, offering a generous range of colour and vividly portraying the individual characteristics of the players and instruments as Nielsen intended... They are undoubtedly one of the finest Ensembles of their generation, and I reccommend them whole heartedly"
Matthew Taylor, Composer & Conductor