THE AMBACHE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE  http://www.ambache.co.uk/

1. CDE 84552 MOZART Piano Quartet in Eb, K493, Piano Trio in E, K542, Sonata in G for Piano and Violin, K301.(CDE 84552) £11.75 / €17.16

2. CDE 84147 THE OTHER DONIZETTI(CDE 84147) £11.75 / €17.16

3. ECD 84086 MOZART Piano Concertos K449 AND K456(ECD 84086) £11.75 / €17.16

4. ECD 84115 MOZART, Quintet for Piano and Wind K452, Quartet for Piano and Strings K478(ECD 84115) £11.75 / €17.16

The Ambache Chamber Ensemble has included music by Mozart in all its concerts since its formation in 1984. It functions both as an Ensemble and a Chamber Orchestra, and has performed twenty of Mozart’s piano concertos. The press frequently comment on their exceptional rapport, with “playing full of life and a rare, exuberant spirit” (Daily Telegraph).

They give regular London concerts at St John’s Smith Square, and have made four National Tours sponsored by the Arts Council of England. They have toured America and the Far East, with appearances on television in Hong Kong and Korea.

DIANA AMBACHE is the only woman in Britain to found and direct her own classical chamber orchestra. She has given numerous performances of Mozart Piano Concertos and made recordings of ten of them, plus others of his chamber music. She has pioneered the revival of music by women composers of the last 250 years, in the concert series Women of Note, which led to a web site of the same name. With the Orchestra, she has given 40 premieres of works by these composers.

International touring with the oboist Jeremy Polmear has taken her to thirty three countries on five continents. Together they have performed programmes of words and music with actors such as Jenny Agutter and Billie Whitelaw. They also run management training courses, applying principles from the Arts to business.

Diana has broadcast frequently on the BBC, is a specialist lecturer for Martin Randall Travel, speaks frequently on women composers, is publishing their music, and has contributed to the Independent, the Grove Dictionary, Classic fm Magazine, and the BBC Music Magazine.

She was shortlisted for the European Women of Achievement Awards 2002, for her work reviving, performing and recording music by women composers.

 


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