Current Projects


Whittington International Chamber Music Festival

Artistic Director – James Barralet Honorary Patrons – Steven Isserlis Nothing but Mozart chamber music from 17th-22nd May 2016 in beautiful rural Shropshire with some of the finest chamber musicians…

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Werther Ensemble

The Werther Ensemble was formed at the 2013 Whittington International Chamber Music festival where they played Brahms’s piano quartet no. 3 in C minor, amongst other Brahms works. The work…

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Leondari Ensemble

The Leondari Ensemble is an international chamber ensemble with its musicians coming from Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, the UK and the USA. It is therefore something of an exercise in…

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Wigmore’s Ignite Ensemble (improv and outreach)

The Ignite Ensemble is Wigmore Hall’s improvisation and outreach group. It is comprised of professional musicians from a rich variety of musical backgrounds. Ignite mixes up jazz, Indian music, contemporary…

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Indian Music

Since spending six months teaching at the Mathieson Music School in Calcutta in 1998, James has had a love for Indian music. He took tabla lessons whilst in India and…

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