"They're like the Elizabethan rock'n'roll" - Juliet Stevenson, Middle Temple Hall
"As individuals they are highly skilled musicians who…as an ensemble…offer a feeling of camaraderie that makes you want to join them!" - Esther Sheridan, Wigmore Hall
"A baroque feast from Improviso...they're so good they have halos" - BBC Radio 3
"A distinctive voice that allows them to stand out..." - The Latest, Brighton (Andrew Connal)
Improviso is an exciting and versatile young quartet who met at the Royal College of Music in London. They explore historically informed improvisation alongside performing chamber music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Praised for their inventive programming and exciting stage presence, they have appeared most recently in a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' programme, at the Styriarte Festival in Austria, and at venues all over the UK including the Wigmore Hall, Middle Temple Hall, the Holywell Music Room, Keble College Chapel, Oxford, the Deal Festival of Music & Arts, and the Brighton Early Music Festival.
In September 2017 Improviso were selected as a beneficiary of the eeemerging project (Emerging European Ensembles) which supports young early music ensembles within the framework of the Creative Europe programme. They are also proud to have been selected as one of Brighton Early Music Festival's Young Artists for 2017-2018.
Improviso is committed to education and outreach work and works regularly in schools, hospitals, care homes, and other community settings as one of Live Music Now's ensembles. The group also recently completed a year as one of Wigmore Hall's Chamber Tots Ensembles-in-Residence, gaining valuable experience in workshop sessions and concerts for preschool age children and their families.
Improviso are looking forward to a busy UK recital schedule in 2018 alongside chamber music residencies and concerts in Ambronay (France), Pavia (Italy), and Bucharest (Romania).