“The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, based in London, are now celebrating their 15th year. All the members are leading specialists on early brass instruments with a shared aim to take the performance of repertoire for Cornetts and Sackbuts to the highest level.
Since it’s formation, ECSE have played at many major music festivals in the UK and abroad including the Bath International Festival, Spitalfields, Warwick & Leamington and the York Early Music Festival including being finalists in the Early Music Network International Young Artists Competition. Sell out appearances have also been given at London’s Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and the Purcell Room. ECSE have toured in France, Canada and Israel (twice with the assistance of the British Council). In April 2008, ECSE returned to Canada following there successful tour back in 2001 with performances in Toronto and Ottawa of their new programme “FLOWER OF CITIES ALL” plus world premiere performances of a new commission for ECSE by Canadian composer Andrew Ager. A live performance for Canada’s new radio station, Classical 96.3FM was also given. ECSE have also performed on BBC Radio 3, 4 and BBC Scotland and their recordings are often heard on Radio 3 and Classic FM. ..“ Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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