The Schubert Ensemble is known for classic piano/string and modern British works, the latter a repertoire that the Ensemble has done much to create through commission-ing in its distinguished history. The Ensemble pioneered the unique project CHAMBER MUSIC 2000 which has commissioned more than 60 works from leading composers for performance by young musicians. Admission is free but reservations are required. Tickets are available in advance from Gresham College.
Piers Hellawell is a composer, writer and photographer. He is Professor of Composition at Queen's University in Belfast and was the Gresham Professor of Music between 2000 and 2003. His work has been performed at the Henry Wood Promenade concerts and by the Vanbrugh quartet, Stockholm Chamber Brass and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He was awarded a Leverhulme fellowship in 2010.
All of Piers Hellawell's previous lectures may be accessed here.