Nash Ensemble of London

British Understatement? Not here! The Nash Ensemble gives free rein to their musical feelings. Here revelatory interpretations are married with captivating musicality. From solo to large scale chamber music, the dramaturgically well thought out programming of this world renowned ensemble is always greater than the sum of their own parts.

The repertoire of the Nash Ensemble of London, founded by clarinet player Amelia Freedman, is vast and the imaginative, innovative and unusual programmes are as finely architectured as the beautiful John Nash terraces in London, from which the group takes its name. Recordings receiving high acclaim from the musical press and several awards document the ensemble’s versatility.

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New Releases

Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor Op. 17 | Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D major Op. 11 and String Quartet in E flat major | HYPERION | listen

Projects

Nash Ensemble 2020-21 Series at Wigmore Hall London | The Nash Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble in Residence at Wigmore Hall, presents a season of programmes performed in the National Gallery’s famous series of lunchtime concerts, which was given to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Second World War, even during the Blitz, under the determined direction of the pianist Dame Myra Hess.

Watch and Listen

Hyperion Recording Sessions | All Saints Church –  East Finchley | April 18-20, 2016 | Max Bruch: Octet in B flat major –  II. Adagio

Reviews

For me the secret of their success is the joy they impart to whatever music they lay their hands on. Sir Simon Rattle

If you polled English musicians and music lovers as to who has done most for musical life in the country over the last half century, very many would nominate Amelia Freedman. BBC Music Magazine | January 2020

These recordings… are not only technically immaculate but also demonstrate the Nash Ensemble’s trademark commitment to contemporary repertoire that challenges performers in music blending forcefulness and economy, subtlety and spontaneity, to beguiling effect.  Gramophone | CD Julian Anderson – Poetry Nearing Silence | December 2019

British Understatement? Not here! The Nash Ensemble gives free rein to their musical feelings. Here revelatory interpretations are married with captivating musicality. From solo to large scale chamber music, the dramaturgically well thought out programming of this world renowned ensemble is always greater than the sum of their own parts.

read more

The repertoire of the Nash Ensemble of London, founded by clarinet player Amelia Freedman, is vast and the imaginative, innovative and unusual programmes are as finely architectured as the beautiful John Nash terraces in London, from which the group takes its name. Recordings receiving high acclaim from the musical press and several awards document the ensemble’s versatility.

www.nashensemble.org.uk