New Artists: Quatuor Mosaïques and Ensemble 360
We are thrilled to announce the signing - for the UK, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain and sundry international territories - of the iconic Quatuor Mosaïques.
The Mosaïques, described by The Independent as “the world’s premier period-instrument quartet” (Sept 2011), perform regularly in the most prestigious concert venues in Europe, the US and Japan, including Vienna’s Musikverein, Wigmore Hall in London, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Carnegie Hall. They appear at international festivals including Edinburgh, Salzburg, Lucerne and Styriarte Graz, collaborating with artists such as András Schiff, Patrick Cohen and Sabine Meyer. Quatuor Mosaïques’ extensive and multi- awardwinning discography includes seminal recordings of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as modern composers.
We are also delighted that the young and dynamic chamber group Ensemble 360, resident in Sheffield with Music in the Round, has joined us for General Management. Ensemble 360 has quickly gained an enviable reputation across the UK, not only for the quality and integrity of the musicians’ playing and programming, but also for its ability to communicate to a range of different audiences. The group (comprising five string players, five wind players and pianist - all soloists or principal players in some of the world’s finest orchestras) regularly appears on BBC Radio 3 and at such prestigious festivals and venues in the UK as Wigmore Hall, the Bath International Festival and the Buxton and Leamington Music Festivals. Ensemble 360 tours nationally every year with Music in the Round, and has established its own concerts series in Barnsley and Doncaster. The group has made a number of critically-acclaimed recordings for ASV Gold and Nimbus Alliance, and enjoys collaborating on a variety of projects with partners as diverse as actor/director Samuel West, jazz trombonist Dennis Rollins, the poet Ian McMillan and Vivienne Westwood. Ensemble 360 is committed to the work of living composers such as Huw Watkins, who wrote Broken Consort for them in 2009.