Kosmos Ensemble perform at the Upperhill Music Festival
Described by Richard Morrison (The Times) as having “telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, intellectual curiosity and impeccable musicianship, I defy you not to be mesmerised”, Kosmos Ensemble is re-defining the relationship between classical and world music. The trio has twice been winners of ‘Selected Artists’ by the Making Music organisation and has gathered accolades from all over the world. United by a shared passion for improvisation, music from around the globe as well as the rigours of classical training, each member of Kosmos is an international soloist in their own right and brings individual flavour to the group.
Harriet Mackenzie: international violinist, concerto soloist and chamber musician who has recorded concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Nova: “Superbly responsive playing from Harriet Mackenzie…faultless technique and unfailing insight” Gramophone Magazine
Meg-Rosaleen Hamilton: unique viola player specialising in world and folk music styles including Celtic, Romanian, Greek and Middle-Eastern music: “Meg Hamilton explored the highest range of sounds…the sound was beautiful and truly evocative…charming and vivacious” – Chichester Observer
Miloš Milivojević: Serbian classical accordionist, awarded a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, winner of many international competitions and the prestigious Derek Butler London Prize at the Wigmore Hall – contested by students from all four of the London conservatoires. In 2018 he will be recording his debut solo album on the Nimbus Label. “a hurricane of imaginative invention” – The Times