Just in: Schubert Ensemble calls it quitsmain
The London-based international ensemble has called time on its career. Next March it will play a farewell at the Wigmore Hall, 35 years after setting out.
Press release follows:
After a 35-year career as one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings, The Schubert Ensemble will celebrate its final season in 2017/18. The Ensemble will perform around fifty concerts in the UK and abroad before returning to its London home for a farewell concert at Wigmore Hall on 21 March 2018. Remarkably, three members of the group will have played together for all 35 years, while the Ensemble has been unchanged for the last 23 years.
Founded in January 1983 by pianist William Howard, The Schubert Ensemble’s career has included performances in over 40 countries, produced over 30 critically acclaimed recordings and countless performance
The Ensemble’s busy final season includes return visits to Romania and Luxembourg and two tours of the USA. The final two concerts of the Ensemble’s Quintessentials
Speaking about the Ensemble’s final season, founder William Howard comments: “We are thrilled to have such an exciting season ahead. It will be one of mixed emotions, as we visit some wonderful venues for the last time, say goodbye to many promoters who have become good friends to the Ensemble, and perform many of our favourite pieces for the final time together. But it was very much our intention that the Ensemble should finish in celebratory style and we look forward to enjoying our remaining concerts to the full and finishing on a high.”