Magnard Ensemble set to delight Arran audience

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Highly accomplished musicians in their own right and equally as successful as an ensemble, Magnard Ensemble will be showcasing their talents at an evening  performance taking place in Brodick Hall next weekend.

Hosted by Music Arran, and sponsored by the Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians, Magnard Ensemble will delight audiences at their concert on Saturday February 16 at 7.30pm.

Performing since 2012 the Magnard Ensemble have built a reputation for delivering high quality concert performances and dynamic educational projects. The ensemble made their international debut at the Culture & Convention Centre Lucerne, Switzerland in January 2017. 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.

Not just performers of established music, Magnard Ensemble are also known for their passion for new music. They have premiered works by emerging composers such as Leo Geyer for Lord Mayor’s composition prize, and Ewan Campbell for Listenpony and were invited to be the resident ensemble for East Anglia young composer competition in 2018.

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.

During 2016 their Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music project was launched nationwide to celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, in partnership with Paul Patterson, Martin Butler, the City Music Foundation and Music Link International. Featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme in September 2016, the Ensemble has delivered concerts and workshops at festivals and venues across the country including Wigmore Hall, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, National Centre for Early Music York, the Hay, Thaxted and Aberystwyth festivals, as well as Repton School, Roald Dahl’s alma mater.

As per usual with Music Arran concerts the seating will be in Café style and refreshments will be available. Tickets at £10 per person are available, on-line from, in Inspirations in Brodick or at the door. Any young people or students, along with one accompanying adult, will be welcomed free .


Accomplished performers Magnard Ensemble will be showcasing their talents in Brodick. No_B06Magnard01