United strings of Europe

The United Strings of Europe is shaped by a multi-cultural background and a drive to develop experimental and engaging programming. Our guiding principle is very much about finding threads between different works and epochs, blending the familiar with the new, and hopefully delivering exciting and moving performances that encourage people to listen to works in

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Xenia Pestova Bennett

Described as “a powerhouse of contemporary keyboard repertoire” (Tempo), pianist and composer Xenia Pestova Bennett has earned an international reputation as a leading proponent of uncompromising music. Her work spans a wide range of sound worlds, styles and genres from classical to contemporary art music, free improvisation, experimental electronica and avant-pop. Since receiving the unanimous First Prize Read More

Rookh Horn Quartet

The Rookh Quartet began life in 2017 when four of Scotland's horn players decided to get together regularly to explore - and expand - the horn quartet repertoire. The original plan did not involve doing any concerts - the idea was to get together regularly, to enjoy playing chamber music. This changed when the University Read More


This programme for viola and percussion celebrates the duo’s debut album TOTEMIC (2020) recently released to critical acclaim on the Ergodos label. Ian Wilson’s TOTEMIC  was co-commissioned by Belfast Music Society, New Music Dublin and sound, and will form part of this dynamic programme, including new works by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Kate Moore. Individually, Nathan Read More

Hebrides Ensemble

With programmes that are diverse, imaginative and inspiring, Hebrides Ensemble has established itself as one of the foremost chamber music collectives in the UK. Co-founded and led by its Artistic Director, the cellist and conductor William Conway, the Ensemble is renowned for its fresh and intelligent approach to programming, which places contemporary music at the Read More

Emma Lloyd & Justyna Jablonska

Emma LLoyd  Justyna Jablonska is a Polish-born cellist based in Edinburgh. During the past decade, she has carved out an exciting career at the forefront of both Western contemporary classical and fusion music. A virtuoso cellist and an improviser, Jablonska is passionate about cross-disciplinarity, and experimental performance. An avid performer, Jablonska is recognised for her Read More

Rylan Gleave

Rylan is a classically trained composer and vocalist working now in experimental and divergent fields. Under moniker All Men Unto Me, he explores Anglican aesthetics and doom metal influences, drawing on the timbres of his late-breaking voice.  His work has been praised as ‘haunting’ by The Herald, ‘dripping with spectral dread’ by SNACK Magazine, and ‘rapturous’ by The Scotsman, who named him ‘One Read More

Emily Thorner

Now under management by HOST TALENT GROUP, international "ultra-soprano" (Second Inversion, WA, USA) and "new music rising star" (The Stranger, WA, USA) Emily Thorner is a specialist in high repertoire with an upper extension to an A6 and is comfortable in the fearless vocal extremes in modern operas, contemporary chamber ensembles, orchestras, and film. Known for her Read More

Garth Knox

Garth Knox was born in Ireland and spent his childhood in Scotland. He studied with Frederic Riddle at the Royal College of Music in London where he won several prizes for viola and for chamber music. Thereafter he played with most of the leading groups in London in a mixture of all repertoires, from baroque

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Ensemble 1604

Ensemble 1604 Formed in 2019, we began our collaboration working on a new work by Timothy Cooper composed for Rory McCleery (counter-tenor), László Rózsa (recorders), Lucia Cappelar (baroque cello) and Alex McCartney and electronics commissioned by Matthew Whiteside’s The Night With… As group we explore the contemporary performance of early music with a historical sensibility.

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