"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. As a quartet they have been exploring historically informed improvisation alongside performing 17-18th century chamber music together since March 2017. Since then some highlights have included performances at the Wigmore Hall, the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh, the Brighton Early Music Festival, and in a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme.
They started 2018 with a chamber residency at Snape Maltings and will embark on another residency in July 2018, at the Cultural Centre in Ambronay, France. They have also performed in Pavia, Italy as part of Ghislierimusica’s Barocco Fuori festival, and will appear in the Utrecht Early Music Festival as semi-finalists in the International van Wassenaer Competition 2018.
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 were Brighton Early Music Festival Young Artists 2017-2018, are currently Live Music Now artists, and have just been selected for the Stroud Green Festival’s Young Ensemble Scheme. Improviso recently completed a year as Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots Ensemble.