When: 12 Jun 2021
is a newly-formed string quartet whose members have a rich and diverse chamber
music background. They are a distinctive combination of three violas and a
cello and chose their moniker to highlight the mellow C string which all instruments
share, and to reflect their affinity with the coast.
The four players of Ensemble C are all inspired by the richness of the lower string sound and the huge range of repertoire in which this string combination flourishes: from early Renaissance pieces to 20th century works.
Ruth is an
established member of Southern Pro Música, the Son Orchestra, Violas Ascendant,
The Mornington Trio and Odyssey Ensemble. She has played in the Wimbledon
International Festival, Cambridge Festival, Chichester Festival and Portsmouth
Festivities. She has appeared live on BBC Radio and TV and worked as a session
musician for various studio albums.
Sophie is a
regular chamber player, has appeared live on BBC Radio and TV and has contributed
to many studio recordings for a variety of musical genres. She is also a
regular contributor to other artists’ work, being highly valued for her
compositional and arranging skills.
followed her undergraduate music studies at Southampton University with
postgraduate scholarships at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the
Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has had professional engagements with
BBC Wales, Orchestra de Baroque, the Dionysius Ensemble, Sinfonia Cymru, Bath Philharmonia
and the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra. She has recorded extensively on
acoustic and electric instruments.
extensive experience with a variety of chamber groups, including as leader of
Solent Baroque and long-term member of the Sirius Quartet, Goldberg Strings,
the Albertine Quartet, and Professor Dolf Polak’s Belmont Ensemble. She has
also played for many years in the Consort of 12 in Chichester, collaborating
with several renowned Baroque soloists. She has performed at the Chichester
Festival, Portsmouth Festivities and Brighton Early Music Festival.
12th Jun 2021, 15:00 pm
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