Musical Director: Diana Ambache
9 Beversbrook Road,
Tel/Fax: 020 7263 4027
General Manager: Sue Sharpe
Franbar, Top Road, Sharpthorne,
East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4NS
Tel: 01342 811 776
YOU CAN HEAR THE DIFFERENCE. The only
reason for a chamber orchestra to exist is to provide a musical
experience no other group can. In 1984 Diana Ambache founded the
Ambache Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble to do that by performing
without a conductor. Her experience as a solo pianist travelling
round Britain and the world, has convinced her that music - especially
the Mozart she loved - spoke truest when it was performed by like
minded musicians who play together because they share a common vision,
not just their engagement schedule.
Hear the difference in performance. The Orchestra
plays in authentic 18th century fashion without a conductor but
directed from the keyboard or by the leader, which produces an
intensity in ensemble playing.
Hear the difference from the distaff side.
Right from the start, the Ambache has pioneered revivals of works
by women. Their three-year cycle of concerts Women of Note
features premiéres of works by female composers of the
18th, 19th and 20th centuries and has done much to highlight the
contribution of women to musical life during the last 250 years.
Hear the difference in the programming. Their
musical interests allow the Ambache to produce themed programmes
that combine popular classics with unfamiliar works that have
been unheard for too long.
The ensemble's recordings of music by Beethoven, Mozart and
Louise Farrenc are available on the Carlton Classic Label and
the latest recording of Amy Beach chamber music is available on