The internationally-renowned Guildhall String Ensemble was formed
in 1981 by outstanding musicians at London's Guildhall School of
Music and Drama. Since then, the Ensemble has performed to great
acclaim throughout the world gaining enviable reviews.
Recordings for BMG/RCA include music from England and Scandinavia,
popular string classics, Concerti Grossi Op 6 by Handel
and Corelli, works by Stravinsky, Vivaldi (with Michala Petri),
Finzi (with Richard Stolzman) and Baroque Oboe Concertos (with Malcolm
A concert by the Guildhall String Ensemble is an exciting visual
experience as well as musical, as the musicians (excepting the cellists)
perform standing-up in a semi-circle, wear colourful attire and
show the audience that they really enjoy performing.
The Ensemble's extensive repertoire ranges from Purcell, Bach
and Vivaldi through Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Dvoràk and Elgar
to the many contemporary works written for it by leading composers
including Robert Saxton, John Woolrich, William Matthias and Judith
Weir, to name but a few.
Extensive worldwide touring includes tours throughout Western
Europe, the USA, S.E.Asia, India and South America. Its UK concert
tours include regular concerts in London's Wigmore Hall, St. John's
Smith Square and Barbican Centre. It broadcasts regularly on BBC
Radio 3 and Classic FM and radio stations around the world.
"They are as much a pleasure to watch as to listen to."
The Daily Telegraph