Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was created in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works—from quintets to octets—with players who customarily work together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests. Drawn from the principal players of the orchestra, the Chamber Ensemble tours as a string octet, string sextet, and in other configurations including winds. Its touring commitments are extensive, with annual visits to France, Germany, and Spain, and frequent tours to North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan.

In 2011, two critically acclaimed tours saw the Ensemble perform in cities across the USA and Canada. They also visited venues throughout the UK with a programme featuring two of the most important works written for octet. In 2012 the Ensemble has performed in London at Kings Place and St Martin-in-the-Fields, with a US tour scheduled for the Autumn.

Contracts with Philips Classics, Hyperion, and Chandos have led to the release of over thirty CDs by the Chamber Ensemble.

“The performance was also exemplary chamber playing…acutely responsive and rich in nuanced details. While they often offered big, thick sound and...

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The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was created in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works—from quintets to octets—with players who customarily work together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests. Drawn from the principal players of the orchestra, the Chamber Ensemble tours as a string octet, string sextet, and in other configurations including winds. Its touring commitments are extensive, with annual visits to France, Germany, and Spain, and frequent tours to North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan.

In 2011, two critically acclaimed tours saw the Ensemble perform in cities across the USA and Canada. They also visited venues throughout the UK with a programme featuring two of the most important works written for octet. In 2012 the Ensemble has performed in London at Kings Place and St Martin-in-the-Fields, with a US tour scheduled for the Autumn.

Contracts with Philips Classics, Hyperion, and Chandos have led to the release of over thirty CDs by the Chamber Ensemble.

“The performance was also exemplary chamber playing…acutely responsive and rich in nuanced details. While they often offered big, thick sound and expressive intensity…they were also capable of fleet delicacy and quiet lyricism.”
Feb 2011, The Oregonian

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