“This is all-star playing of the highest level”
The Orsino Ensemble is a flexible format chamber ensemble with a central focus on the five outstanding wind players at its core. Each a leader in their field, the group’s members are committed to showcasing the depth and versatility of the wind chamber repertoire; expanding and reducing the ensemble’s format as needed across their different programmes. The ensemble was founded in 2018 with inaugural performances at the Aldeburgh Festival. Other recent highlights have included appearances at the West Cork Chamber Music, Chipping Campden and Ryedale Festivals. The ensemble has collaborated with artists including Pavel Kolesnikov, James Baillieu and Katya Apekisheva.
Highlights of the 22/23 season include performances at Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke’s and the Two Moors Festival, as well as a weekend residency at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Upcoming collaborations include performances with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, a project they will take to Wigmore Hall and Sibelius Hall in Helsinki.
The Orsino Ensemble’s first recording, featuring French repertoire for Winds and Piano, was released for Chandos in 2021 to critical acclaim across the board with The Guardian praising the recording as “a disc that beguiles and dazzles in every bar”. Future recording plans for Chandos include a Czech-focussed disc featuring repertoire by Janacek, Martinu, Haas and Reicha.
2024/2025 Season Programmes
- Orsino Sample Programmes (0.06MB, PDF)