A baroque feast from Improviso...they're so good they have halos...
BBC Radio 3
Their style of improvisation gives a freshness to their performances, and…they play with assurance…a distinctive voice which allows them to stand out in the perhaps over-crowded world of Baroque ensembles.
Andrew Connal, Latest Brighton
…l’ensemble partage sa spécialité, l’improvisation sur trois danses espagnoles interdites au XVIIe siècle. Il s’y montre capable de surprises, de douces caresses ou de rythmes virtuoses (the ensemble shared their speciality, and improvised three Spanish dances banned in the seventeenth century. They showed themselves to be capable of surprises, sweet caresses, or virtuosic rhythms)
Emmanuel Deroeux, BaroquiadeS
As individuals they are highly skilled musicians and these skills are clearly visible and transferred when they play as an ensemble. I know that they get on very well together outside of the rehearsal room and off stage. Wonderfully, these friendships transfer when they are on stage and they offer a feeling of camaraderie that makes you want to join them!
Esther Sheridan, Wigmore Hall Learning
As well as impressive and well-balanced playing, I particularly liked the interaction between the players.
Andrew Benson-Wilson, Early Music Reviews
Improviso is a dynamic young quartet who met at the Royal College of Music in London and have been exploring historically informed improvisation and 17-18th century chamber music together since March 2017. Since then some highlights have included performances at St James's Piccadilly, the Wigmore Hall (as one of the Hall's Chamber Tots ensembles), the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh, the Brighton Early Music Festival, and in a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme.
They have enjoyed two residencies in 2018, at Snape Maltings and at the Cultural Centre in Ambronay, France. This summer they also performed in Pavia, Italy, as part of Ghislierimusica’s Barocco Fuori festival, in the Utrecht Early Music Festival as semi-finalists in the International van Wassenaer Competition 2018, and in the Festival d'Ambronay, France. In December 2018 they embark on a mini tour of their new Christmas programme, taking it to the York Christmas Early Music Festival, and to venues in Oxford, Cambridge, and London.
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 also just been selected for the Stroud Green Festival’s Young Ensemble Scheme.