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Ensemble Cymru return to St David’s Hall with Schubert masterpiece

Wales’s leading chamber music group, Ensemble Cymru, make a welcome return to the Welsh capital this November when they bring a special concert to St David’s Hall which includes the rarely performed masterpiece, the Schubert Octet, alongside a brand-new commission from the pen of Welsh composer, John Metcalf.

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Help Ensemble Cymru double its notes with the Big Give


The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018 has STARTED

Over the next 7 days, every gift donated to Ensemble Cymru via the Big Give will be DOUBLED by match funding.

As a small organisation, every gift, no matter it’s size, will have a huge impact on our work.

Click here to donate

On behalf of everyone at Ensemble Cymru, thank you very much

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Wales’s first Chamber Music Day marked with North Wales event

Ensemble Cymru and North Wales International Music Festival have joined forces to celebrate Wales’s first National Chamber Music Day on Friday 28th September 2018. This free event will showcase the wealth of chamber music on offer in the region, with live performances from Ensemble Cymru, Welsh National Opera, Rhyl Music Club, Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias and NEW Sinfonia.

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Gareth Glyn talks new music ahead of Ensemble Cymru tour

Anglesey composer, Gareth Glyn, has written a new piece chamber music especially for Ensemble Cymru. The new composition, ‘To the Four Winds’ will be performed for the first time during Ensemble Cymru’s May tour, see full list of our dates here.

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Ensemble Cymru embark on most ambitious chamber music tour to date this May

To close their Anniversary Season, Wales’s leading chamber music ensemble, Ensemble Cymru, is embarking on its most ambitious concert tour to date featuring nine top flight musicians and music from Handel to Debussy, as well as a brand new commission by Welsh composer, Gareth Glyn.

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Shining a light on living composers in Wales

Ensemble Cymru and Composers of Wales have joined forces to shine a spotlight on the work of three Welsh composers this spring.  Three composers have been chosen to have their music showcased in special pre-concert events during Ensemble Cymru’s national tour this May. Continue reading Shining a light on living composers in Wales

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Introducing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’…

As we get ready to join the superb Mid Wales Opera in their touring production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin this Spring, MWO’s Music Director Jonathan Lyness shares his thoughts on Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin as a piece, and his experiences of the work as a conductor. Jon introduces Tchaikovsky’s “beguiling, sensuous, beautiful and hypnotic” opera in his own words below. Continue reading Introducing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’…

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BBC Radio Cymru’s Tudur Owen to face Ensemble Cymru’s ‘Chamber Music Challenge’

As part of a special programme for Radio Cymru, comedian and presenter, Tudur Owen, will face one of the biggest challenges of his career when he joins six professional Ensemble Cymru musicians for a one-off live performance at Pontio Bangor, on 12 November.

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Ensemble Cymru marks 15 year anniversary with 11 date national tour

Wales’ leading chamber music ensemble, Ensemble Cymru, will mark its 15 year anniversary with an 11 date national tour across Wales this November with specially extended concerts which celebrate hidden gems from the chamber music repertoire. Continue reading Ensemble Cymru marks 15 year anniversary with 11 date national tour