Music Arran concert in February – The Magnard Ensemble

The Magnard Ensemble will be performing on Saturday 16th February in Brodick Hall, at 7.30pm, and will be playing works by Ligetti, MacMillan, Bach, Orban, Mozart.

“A hugely gifted ensemble of the younger generation, the chemistry between the five players is magical, the maturity and sensitivity of their playing is a delight!'”  Paul Patterson – composer

The MAGNARD ENSEMBLE, are a group of musicians and friends who come together to make, perform and share wonderful music with our audiences. They say, “At our core, we are a wind quintet, and our work varies from formal recital and concert appearances to education and community work with children of all ages, and everything in between!”

Since 2012 the MAGNARD ENSEMBLE has built a reputation for delivering both high quality concert performances and dynamic educational projects. The Ensemble made their international debut at the Culture & Convention Centre Lucerne, Switzerland in January 2017 and have appeared at venues such as Wigmore Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields, as well as festivals and concert societies nationwide. During the 2014/2015 season, the quintet simultaneously held a Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music, as well as the inaugural joint fellowship between the RAM Open Academy and Wigmore Hall Learning. Currently the Ensemble are selected artists for the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform and the Tunnell Trust.

The Ensemble are also known for their passion for new music. To date they have premiered works by emerging composers such as Leo Geyer, Freya Waley-Cohen and Ewan Campbell. In 2018 The Ensemble were resident at the East Anglia Young Composer Competition, hosted by Aldeburgh Young Musicians and Snape Maltings.

The players all follow their own professional performing careers, appearing as soloists, chamber musicians and with orchestras including London Philharmonic Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia, the BBC orchestras, and major UK opera orchestras.