Sunday 19th March 2023 – 3.00pm
Penninghame St John’s Church, Newton Stewart
Broen Ensemble is a young and exciting string ensemble based in Scotland. Formed in 2017 they strive to perform works that are less well-known or rarely played, alongside the more familiar masterpieces. This ambition led them to work with exceptional musicians such as Greg Lawson, Robert Irvine, György Déri and Edward McGuire.
As winners of the Tunnell Trust Award 2019 they are set to have their first tour in Scotland. In 2020 the ensemble was invited to perform alongside the Maxwell Quartet and Isabel Charisius at the Loch Shiel Festival as featured Young Artists. Other festivals they appeared at include the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Glasgow Cathedral Festival which gave them the opportunity to open the Lunchtime Concert Series at the University of Glasgow in 2019.
The size of the group changes from quartet to large ensemble which allows them to be more creative when choosing their repertoire. Today’s concert features a quintet, and their programme comprises Schubert’s Quintet in C Major, and a Boccherini Quintet.
Members of the Broen Ensemble when not performing together work with some of the best orchestras in the UK such as the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.