Musicians Perform at International Chamber Festival

Four music scholars from Ellesmere College were invited to perform alongside one of the UK's leading ensembles 'Ignite', a group of talented musicians who are residents at one of London's most famous venues, Wigmore Hall.

The Ellesmere Clarinet Quartet performed with the ensemble at the recent Whittington International Chamber Music Festival.

Having won the Whittington Chamber Music trophy at this year's Oswestry Music Festival, it was a fitting way for the quartet to see out what has been a successful year.

The group comprising of Harry Fradley, 15, Alice Tow, 18, Francesca Hughes, 16, and Isabel Ward, 15, performed a selection of pieces including 'Johnny comes marching home [Ants go Marching]' with the group, who were brought together by Wigmore Hall to lead on its creative outreach programme, as well as perform live.

Wigmore Hall holds a unique place in London musical life and is an essential platform for the world's most sought-after soloists and chamber musicians.

Alice Tow said "It was a special moment to be performing at an international event alongside such a talented group of professional musicians. The ensemble has a wealth of experience performing at some of the most prestigious venues in the world".

The Whittington International Chamber Music Festival is a sequence of four concerts this year, dedicated to the great Romantic composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828) with some of the best new generation musicians.

The evening concerts were performed across two venues: the Holy Trinity Church in Oswestry and St John the Baptist in Whittington.

Anthony Coupe, Director of Music, commented on the event: "What a wonderful way to acknowledge the talented ensemble work that is going on at the College. To perform alongside such a talented and inspiring ensemble as 'Ignite' was a great honour. We are grateful to the organisers of Whittington Chamber Music Festival for giving us this opportunity".

21st May 2014  Back to News