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Ensemble 360 take up a residency at University of Nottingham and Lakeside Arts


21st Oct 2014 17:30
Ensemble 360 take up a residency at University of Nottingham and Lakeside Arts

ENSEMBLE 360 TAKES UP A NEW 3 YEAR RESIDENCY AT NOTTINGHAM'S LAKESIDE ARTS

Nottingham Lakeside Arts and the University of Nottingham Music Department are delighted to announce Ensemble 360 as its newest Ensemble-in-Residence. The three-year residency is supported by The Radcliffe Trust through its University Residency scheme and begins Autumn 2014.

Benjamin Nabarro, Ensemble 360 is excited to be joining the University community: “We are thrilled to be the next chamber group in residence at Nottingham University, and look forward to meeting and working with young musicians, and to playing in the wonderful Djanogly Hall.”

Lakeside’s Head of Music Programmes Dr Catherine Hocking says: ‘We are thrilled to welcome Ensemble 360 as an Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Nottingham. Not only are they all exceptional musicians, their enthusiasm and commitment to education projects as well as innovative programming will significantly enrich the musical life of students and the wider University community.’

As Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Nottingham, Ensemble 360 musicians will visit the University annually to undertake a range of activities with students and academics including: workshops with student ensembles, master classes with individual student performers, workshops with undergraduate and postgraduate composers, participation in lecture/performance demonstrations linked with academic modules and academic research projects. In addition, they will perform an evening public concert as part of Lakeside’s international concert season.

Professor Mervyn Cooke, Head of the Department of Music at The University of Nottingham says: ‘Working with musicians of the exceptional calibre of Ensemble 360 will be a huge stimulus to all the University’s musically active students, whether they specialise in performance, composition or musicology. The exciting activities the Ensemble will bring to the campus are the latest in a long and distinguished line of similar interactive programmes funded by the Radcliffe Trust, to whom we are very grateful for their ongoing support.’

Ensemble 360 joins Orlando Consort as the second ensemble that is currently supported by The Radcliffe Trust.

Ensemble 360’s first visit to the University as an Ensemble-in-Residence will be 4-6 March 2015.

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