Kosmos Ensemble

Category
Municipal Hall
Date
07 November 2016 08:00 PM

Harriet MacKenzie violin

Meg Hamilton viola

Miklos Milivojevic accordion

 

The internationally acclaimed Kosmos Ensemble redefines classical and world music in a unique combination of violin, viola and classical accordion.   Influenced by music from all over the world, Kosmos perform their own compositions, arrangements and improvisations, inspired by Jewish, Gypsy, and Greek, Balkan, Arabic and Japanese music all with their own contemporary twist, and also references to classical composers.   This is a concert like no other.

The Kosmos Ensemble has performed all over Europe, and at the UK's most prestigious music festivals and venues.   All three musicians are classically trained, all are soloists in their own right, and each brings individual flavour to the group.

"I've heard Kosmos several times now and love not just their unique mixing of Middle Eastern, East, European and Western classical traditions but also telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, intellectual curiosity and impeccable musicianship.   I defy you not to be mesmerised."

Richard Morrison, chief music critic, The Times

"Revelatory... their wild synthesis of tango arrangements, Jewish folk songs, Leonard Bernstein riffs and improvised takes on Vaughan Williams was an unexpected gift:  brilliantly done with style and spunk."

Michael White, The Telegraph

 
 

All Dates

  • 07 November 2016 08:00 PM

Latest Updates

We have now fixed the programme for 18/19 and delighted to be able to include an additional concert this year.

Season opens on Saturday 29th September with the Scots singing quartet Scozzesi that wowed Lanark last year, followed by Moishe's Bagel on 24th October, in the Biggar Little Festival, with a mix of Klezmer, jazz and Latin music, the Pomegranate Piano Trio on 14th November and Maxwell String Quartet with Anna Hashimoto making up the clarinet quintet on 7th December.

After Christmas, 17th January sees the Navarra String Quartet, Sunday afternoon, 10th February, is the BBC Young Musician winner, saxophonist Jess Gillam, with pianist Zeynep OzsucaSarah Beth Briggs returns on 8th March with her wonderful piano mastery and we end the season on 25th March with the A4 Brass Quartet, winners of the Tunnell prize.

Brochures will be produced in the summer and we look forward to seeing you all for another great season.   Your season ticket also gives you access to  concerts in Lanark and Peebles for half price - well worth the money.

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