"The Nash Ensemble is still the best champion that any composer could hope to have"
The Times

The Nash Ensemble

Resident Chamber Ensemble at Wigmore Hall

This year's Gramophone Contemporary Award goes to the Nash Ensemble's 'generously full, marvellously rewarding' recording of John Pickard's The Gardener of Aleppo on BIS. Under the direction of Martyn Brabbins, Gramophone commended the Nash Ensemble's 'flawless performances' and Bickley's 'devastatingly powerful presence'.

The Nash Ensemble
"After 40 years and over 300 premières (193 commissions) the Nash Ensemble is still the best champion that any composer could hope to have. Its concerts are always meticulously polished, but what impressed about this heroically well-stuffed programme - two premières and four other chamber pieces, none more than four years old - was the illusion conjured by the players that they lived with this music for years, even if the ink was barely dry on the page. Perhaps it is precisely because the ensemble is not entirely dedicated to doing contemporary work, that it can radiate so persuasive a feeling of new pieces being assimilated into chamber-music heritage stretching back two centuries or more."   The Times

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