WHO WE ARE
The Pythagoras Ensemble was founded in 2011 and is already developing a reputation for diverse and innovative programming in performances throughout the UK and Europe. Our intention is to explore the extremes of a diversified concert experience where the lines between genre-classification become blurred.
The Ensemble is a collective of musicians who each bring extensive experience in musical styles from Early Music to Jazz, Latin American, Contemporary, Classical, and Rock.
Our musicians perform all over the world as soloists, chamber musicians and with some of London’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Britten Sinfonia. They work regularly with successful Chamber Music and Early Music ensembles, in Jazz Clubs and in the recording studio.
The Pythagoras Ensemble varies in size according to the instrumental demands of the repertoire. This allows for flexibility of programming for large or small-scale works.
Our aim is to challenge the senses and to inspire our audiences to think outside the box, redefining expectations of the traditional Classical concert.
Our inaugural series entitled TangoFugue was a critical success and was a feature of the chamber music series at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. TangoFugue fused the music of Astor Piazzolla with fugues written by JS Bach and his admirers Mozart and Mendelssohn. The programme, spanning over three centuries, took the music of Bach and Piazzolla into realms that concert audiences had never seen before. Our programming challenges the senses and inspires our audiences to think!