"This is what perforformance is all about."

2019 sees the NWE celebrate 19 years of making music with a repertoire ranging from 17C. Venice to the present day. 

This select group of musicians, many of whom are soloists in their own right, are cherry picked from some of Britain's finest musicians and offer the flexibility to perform in many formats and sizes from a duo up to a full size chamber orchestra.

They have performed, (and made friends) at many festivals and major venues with their amiable manner and ability to breathe new life into the standard repertoire as well as recording for the Naxos, Campion and ASC labels.

The NWE has given and recorded many premieres, most notably the newly discovered string quartet by Sir William Sterndale Bennett, the Organ concerto and Aria for Strings by Andrew Carter and Geoffrey Kimpton's violin concerto which was written for and dedicated to the group.

Next year, Andy Long will be premiering Kevin Malone's violin concerto and plans are afoot to tour it to the Ukraine and America.