The Pelléas Ensemble was formed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011. They have already won several awards, including the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Henderson Chamber Ensemble award in 2017, and made a well-received debut at the Wigmore Hall in 2016.
They have been praised for creating an immediate and intimate connection with their audiences. Everything is played from memory; no music stands come between them and their audience.
In this evening’s fascinating programme, Debussy’s enchanting sonata for flute, viola and harp and music by Rameau and Jolivet sit alongside Robert Peate’s Three Diversions and Gilad Cohen’s arrangement of music from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.
‘Pelléas Ensemble presented both fresh and familiar fare… playing with captivating vitality… (and)…with deceptive effortlessness and delicacy.’ – Seen and Heard International
Rameau (arr. Pelléas) Cinquième Concert (from Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts)
Robert Peate Three Diversions
Jolivet Petite Suite
Prokofiev (arr. Cohen) Selections from Romeo and Juliet
Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Pelléas play part of the Debussy sonata
They played this arrangement of Ravel’s Sonatine at a concert at the Wigmore Hall