'A terrific performance of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time'
Donald Macleod, BBC Radio 3 (Easter at Kings, 2013)
The Goldfield Ensemble is a vibrant mix of soloists, chamber musicians, orchestral players and scholars, each bringing a unique perspective to repertoire and performance. Founded in 2011 by a group of Hertfordshire-based friends, the Ensemble has quickly established itself as a high calibre, proactive chamber group with a reputation for innovative programming, eclectic collaborations and curation of events embracing new, lesser-known and unusual repertoire.
In 2014 the Goldfield Ensemble take up the newly created post of Ensemble-in-Residence in association with the Arts and Cultural Enterprise Foundation at the Stapleford Granary Arts Centre in South Cambridgeshire where they will present concerts and talks throughout the year. With a focus on neglected and lesser-known British repertoire from the early 20th century, the Ensemble have devised a series of programmes which they have been invited to perform at the English Music Festival, York University Chamber Music Series, Luton, Clare and Gloucester Music Societies and MichaelHouse, Cambridge. In 2014 the Ensemble will feature as guests of the Piano Trio Society.
In November 2013, The Goldfield Ensemble brought a striking new audio-visual collaboration to the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Simeon Nelson's concept of visual image and sound - Anarchy in the Organism - is a groundbreaking Wellcome Trust commission combining projected images with music by Rob Godman. Previously an installation at the UCLH Cancer Centre, the work will be heard and seen in the concert hall for the first time along with music by Dai Fujikura for clarinet and strings. Anarchy plus works by James Dillon and Andrew Lewis can also be heard in the OutHear series at Kings Place in January 2014.
'There were plenty of moments of magic......a fascinating sonic network of relationships between clarinet & string trio in Dai Fujikura‘s Halcyon'.
Goldfield Ensemble at hcmf// 2013 (5:4 Review)
Next concert: Stapleford Granary Residency @ Christmas