A BACKGROUND

Ensemble Amorpha is a London based chamber music ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary music with a focus on living composers from around the world. Its members are all extremely successful in their own right both nationally and internationally performing regularly as soloists and orchestral musicians in the UK's leading orchestras such as the LSO, Philharmonia, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and London Sinfonietta to name just some examples.

"Who are the best young British musicians around today? Well, I offer you clarinettist, Timothy Orpen." The Telegraph Online about Timothy Orpen, Ensemble Amorpha's clarinettist.

"A stellar performance, achieving that rare combination of technical brilliance and profound musical subsistence" Three Weeks about Ensemble Amorpha's viola player Fiona Winning.

"Luke Styles' music allows us to successfully access the deeper more subtle meanings of the film (Erdgeist) and thereby intensifies the interrelationships of the characters enhancing the overall viewing experience. The Baden New News, Germany about composer Luke Styles, Ensemble Amorpha's artistic director.

With the aim of delivering the performance of contemporary music in an innovative way making it as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, Ensemble Amorpha made 2010 a year for concerts, circus, theatre and interventions. In 2011 we will be continuing this work with concerts at Kings Place and the Austrian Cultural Forum, Shorts_Amorpha at the British Film Institute, we will be developing both POLAR and the Actor Musician Duos as well as continuing our work in the theatre with a chamber opera and an event style low culture/high culture fusion collision, stay posted!

Ensemble Amorpha's commitment to nurturing contemporary music has already seen the ensemble establishing an educational partnership with Junior Trinity Music College, London with the aim of giving young composers that all important learning experience of being able to see their works brought to life off the paper and performed live. The partnership will also enable young composers to develop their understanding of writing for different instruments and in collaboration with other artists through interactive creative workshops with Ensemble Amorpha.