Ensemble Mirage (sextet)
Friday 11 January 2019 at 7.30pm
The instruments in the sextet for this concert are clarinet, French horn, violin, viola, cello, and piano.
Eberl: Grand Sextet in E-flat major, Op.47
Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Thomas Ang): Night on the Bare Mountain
Penderecki: Sextet (1st movement)
Dohnányi: Sextet in C major, Op.37
Ensemble Mirage is a dynamic flexi-ensemble based in London, UK, enabling the exploration and programming of the whole range of Clarinet-String-Piano chamber music, beginning with the core three clarinet trios and building upwards. They were 2016-17 St John’s Smith Square Young Artists, held a 2017 Aldeburgh Chamber Music Residency and were finalists in the 66th Royal Overseas League Mixed Chamber category. They are also Making Music Selected Artists as 'Matthew Scott and Friends'.
Ensemble Mirage evolved from the award-winning ensemble Trio Mirage who were 2015-16 RAM Chamber Music Fellows.
To explore larger repertoire Trio Mirage began collaborating with other musicians, resulting in Ensemble Mirage. Individually all members are award winning artists in their own right. Through schemes including the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme and Making Music’s Award for Young Concert Artists, the ensemble has performed in various flexes for Music Societies and Festivals throughout the UK. Highlights include performances at The Lantern Colston Hall, The Two Moors Festival, China Exchange, and the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
Ensemble Mirage continues to evolve by working with a small group of dedicated chamber musicians to expand the repertoire offered, currently up to Octet.