Pelléas Ensemble

Friday 8 Dec, 7:30 pm
posted by Sarabain
£15/Student £3/School children FREE
St John the Evangelist Newall Terrace Dumfries DG1 1LW

Music in Dumfries presents the Pelléas Ensemble

Winners of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, the Pélleas Ensemble comprises
a trio of outstanding London-based musicians.

Henry Roberts (flute), Luba Tunnicliffe (viola) and Oliver Wass (harp).

The Pelléas Ensemble was formed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011. Playing with “verve and polish” (The Times),  they recently won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award, and the 2017 Elias Fawcett Award for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the Royal Overseas League competition. In 2016 they won both the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, and won a place on the prestigious Tillett Trust Young Artists’ Programme. In 2015 they won First Prize at the British Harp Chamber Music Competition. They are Tunnell Trust Young Artists.

Their Wigmore Hall debut was praised for its “captivating vitality” and “effortlessness and delicacy” (Seen and Heard International), and they have recently appeared live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’. They were selected to represent the Guildhall at the City of London Festival, and have given numerous recitals at other London venues including St John’s Smith Square. They have established a reputation for performing their recitals from memory, which they believe creates an immediate and more intimate connection with their audiences.

They are dedicated to performing new music, and have premiered three new works this year, with two further commissions planned for next year.

The Pelléas Ensemble come to Dumfries as part of Dumfries Music Club’s annual events series.

Tickets also available from the Midsteeple Box Office, High Street, Dumfries Tel: 01387 253383