Musical versatility and innovative programming are the Consort’s key objectives, leading to performances of music ranging from the renaissance to the present day, in a wide variety of genres, styles and combinations.
Please also see the consort’s collaborations with:
Voices and Saxophones come together in this exciting collaboration, led by Corvus Consort Director Freddie Crowley. Inspired originally by the Ferio Saxophone Quartet’s ‘Revive‘ CD, Crowley saw the potential to extend the concept into Baroque vocal music. The Coronavirus lockdown provided an opportunity for the two groups to experiment, and their video of Bach’s ‘Jesus bleibet meine Freude’ had a great reception online, premiered as part of The Sixteen’s Sounds Sublime Festival.
One of the UK’s leading young saxophone quartets, the Ferios’ frequent concerts and recent discs for Chandos have received deservedly wide critical acclaim.
“What’s immediately striking about this disc is the tonal subtlety and expressiveness of the Ferios’ playing … their phrasing is buoyant and lyrical; slow impressionistic passages … are lucidly and atmospherically voiced … the artistry of the performances is beyond question.”
— Gramophone Magazine, Richard Bratby
Former BBC New Generation Artists, the Galliard Ensemble is established as one of Britain’s leading wind groups, and has an expansive repertoire.
“the finesse and vitality that have become the Galliard’s hallmarks … the Galliard’s excellent playing, well-balanced and full of character, gives a boost of ebullience and elegance”
— Gramophone, Geoffrey Norris
This partnership, first brought together for a performance of Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’, stretches back through 25 years of experience.
“The Gould Trio … with clarinettist Robert Plane, achieved a perfect balance of structural exactitude and lyricism.”
— The Guardian, Rian Evans
With a rich and varied cultural and musical background, the Linos Piano Trio is increasingly recognised as one of Europe’s most creative and dynamic trios.
“the ensemble between these three players was superb … a slow-burning, gripping performance, the playing rich and passionate … performed with control and tonal intensity … the players brought brilliance and élan”
— The Strad Magazine
Winner of 2014 ROSL Ensemble Competition, the Solem Quartet has established itself as one of the most innovative and adventurous quartets of its generation.
“heartfelt brio and winningly understated virtuosity … in a performance that was personable, and brimming with accomplishment and cohesion”
— Scunthorpe Concert Society, Clive Davies