The 12 ENSEMBLE return with their second album Death and the Maiden - a powerful and personal journey through an evolving musical landscape that highlights the unique voice and vision of London’s pioneering un-conducted string orchestra.
With their own arrangement of Schubert’s iconic string quartet at its heart, the record features a brand new commission from newly-appointed ROH Composer in Residence Oliver Leith, alongside a poignant work by Tavener and a tribute to the ensemble’s time in Iceland with a heart-felt arrangement of a song by Sigur Rós.
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The 12 ensemble is a pioneering un-conducted string orchestra rapidly developing a reputation as one the UK’s leading chamber orchestras.
A modern, versatile and virtuosic ensemble, the group is built around a core of twelve of London’s finest chamber musicians. Always playing without a conductor, the ensemble’s world-class performances combine the energy, excitement and creativity of a small ensemble with the breathtaking sound afforded by a string orchestra.