Welcome to Bristol Ensemble
Bristol Ensemble (formerly Emerald Ensemble) is Bristol's professional chamber orchestra, and is renowned for its
accessible, passionate, warm and virtuosic performances.
The group holds a pivotal position in South West music, presenting a varied programme of concerts and events in the region's
major venues. Formed in 1994 by Roger Huckle, Bristol Ensemble is a musicians' collective, bringing together the
best of the region's performers.
The group regularly work with outstanding international artists and soloists, including Willard White, Emma Kirkby,
James Bowman, Andy Shephard(Jazz Saxophone), Wayne Marshall(Piano), Leslie Garrett, Emma Johnson(Clarinet), Victor
Hugo-Villena (Bandoneon), as well as exceptional young artists such as Natalia Lomeiko (Violin), Jiafeng Chen (Violin) and Adam Walker (Flute).
We are particularly known for our collaborations with other art forms and our film and media work as well as our highly
acclaimed contemporary music series Elektrostatic at the Colston Hall where we work with such artists as Gabriel Prokofiev,
Juice, Get the Blessing, Charles Johnston and welcome USA group Eighth Blackbird to our series in 2011.
We are proud of our active and innovative education programme, both with 'Preludes' in Bristol schools, and with our adult education arm 'all 4 music'. See the links on this site for further details.