Carme Ensemble

Carme Ensemble A new orchestra based in Manchester consisting of young professionals, conducted by Ammal Bhatia.

Introducing Wanshu Qiu our viola soloist 🎶🎶But before you buy a ticket- Happy Birthday!! 🎉🎉Please buy a ticket!! https:/...
14/09/2023

Introducing Wanshu Qiu our viola soloist 🎶🎶

But before you buy a ticket- Happy Birthday!! 🎉🎉

Please buy a ticket!! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/632407346397?aff=oddtdtcreator

Actively devoted to promoting classical music to a wider audience, Wanshu performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and regularly appears in professional orchestras. Enrolled at Royal Northern College of Music in 2017 with scholarship, she studied viola with Susie Meszaros & Veit Hertenstein, where she finished her honours in 1st class. She was awarded full scholarship and bursaries from the Royal Academy of Music to continue her Masters and Professional Diploma study with Jon Thorne. She was also granted support by British Council and Art Association of China for her study.

She has appeared in Nash Ensemble, Aurora Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Manchester Collective, the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic. She was invited for interviews with BBC Radio 3 in 2021 and UKVI in 2022 for her exceptional work and discuss her inspiration in music. As the current Fellows of the Open Academy/Wigmore Hall Learning Programme. She appears regularly on the Wigmore Hall stage with the Kyan Quartet.

Introducing our soloist Xander Croft 🎶🎶But before we do... here's a link to buy tickets for our concert on 23rd Sept (th...
12/09/2023

Introducing our soloist Xander Croft 🎶🎶

But before we do... here's a link to buy tickets for our concert on 23rd Sept (there will also be tickets available on the door): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/632407346397?aff=oddtdtcreator

In 2011, Xander received a Music and Dance scheme Scholarship to study violin and piano at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music. Initially under the tutelage of Ulla Benz, he began learning with Steven Wilkie in 2013, and is currently a student of Maureen Smith, Henk Guittart and Marc Danel. In 2017, Xander was awarded the Albert and Eugenie Frost Trust Scholarship to attend the RNCM.

After graduating, he became a Junior Fellow in Chamber Music at the RNCM as a member of the Elmore String Quartet, a position he held for two years. The Quartet are delighted to have been appointed as Hans Keller Chamber Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, commencing 2023.

Introducing our leader Didier Osindero!!But before we do, here's a link to get tickets for our next concert: https://www...
10/09/2023

Introducing our leader Didier Osindero!!

But before we do, here's a link to get tickets for our next concert: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/632407346397?aff=oddtdtcreator

Didier is a recent graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music. During his bachelor’s degree at the RNCM (2017-2021), he studied under the tutelage of Yossi Zivoni. He has just completed the college’s Quartet Studio course with the Levaré Quartet. When he’s not playing classical music, Didier is a keen improviser and enjoys exploring both jazz and free improvisation.

Didier plays in the Chineke! Orchestra and has had the opportunity to perform in many of Europe’s most recognised venues as a member of the ensemble. In September 2017 and 2022 he was thrilled to perform in the orchestra at the BBC Proms and has been a player on three of their studio albums. Didier has been leader of the Carme Ensemble since its formation in 2021.

What a year!We’d like to thank everyone who was involved or who came to see our projects this year.- We performed out de...
31/12/2022

What a year!
We’d like to thank everyone who was involved or who came to see our projects this year.
- We performed out debut concert
- Won the award
- Won Big Platinum Performance
- Debut performance and recording of Three Northern Landspaces
- Collaborated with over 60 artists including and
- Established our own tech team consisting of
We’re looking forward to next year, we have lots of exciting projects planned!
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Super excited to be on Classic FM on Sunday! With many legends including Samuel Kane and Zoë Vallée
10/08/2022

Super excited to be on Classic FM on Sunday! With many legends including Samuel Kane and Zoë Vallée

We are absolutely overwhelmed with the success that was our debut concert! ✨ the ensemble gave an exceptional performanc...
14/04/2022

We are absolutely overwhelmed with the success that was our debut concert! ✨ the ensemble gave an exceptional performance to a full house, and we are so grateful for everyone’s hard work throughout this project! Thank you so much to everyone who came to support us too - it was lovely to perform to such an appreciative audience! 😊

A special thanks goes to our composer and our soloists and for their beautiful music and performing! 🎶

Stay tuned for more videos and updates coming soon! 🌿
•nathwani.photography



08/03/2022

Here is the full interview with violinist Magdalena Riedl 🎶 we are so looking forward to performing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with her on April 1st! Watch to hear her views on the work, the images of the natural world and how she interprets the music 🎶
Don’t forget to grab your Early Bird ticket before March 14th! Follow the Eventbrite link 🌿

📹 Ravi Nathwani

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Xander Croft can no longer perform on April 1st. However, we are delighted to announce ...
01/03/2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Xander Croft can no longer perform on April 1st. However, we are delighted to announce that the wonderful Magdalena Riedl will be joining us instead! ✨ later this week we will share her interview, in which she discusses Sibelius’ Violin Concerto 🎶

20/02/2022

Full interview with composer and violinist Sam Kane, in which he tells us about his piece, ‘Three Northern Landscapes’. 🏔🎶✨ a big thank you to Ravi Nathwani Photography for filming and editing!

🚨Thank you to all who donated!! Your donations have help us launch our debut season, we are very grateful🚨              ...
18/11/2021

🚨Thank you to all who donated!! Your donations have help us launch our debut season, we are very grateful🚨

Last week we recorded Vaughan-Williams’s amazing Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. We can’t wait to share it with yo...
15/11/2021

Last week we recorded Vaughan-Williams’s amazing Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. We can’t wait to share it with you!! In the meantime here are some snaps!
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🚨A quick update from us!! Please share and donate to help us for this season! 🚨
06/11/2021

🚨A quick update from us!! Please share and donate to help us for this season! 🚨

🚨 We need your help 🚨Please support us for the upcoming season!https://gofund.me/87b90f11
14/09/2021

🚨 We need your help 🚨

Please support us for the upcoming season!

https://gofund.me/87b90f11

As we embark on the 2021/2022 season, we are still feeling the affects of the COVID-19 global … Ammal Bhatia needs your support for Carme Ensemble Fundraiser

Some snaps from our recording session the other day!! 📸
11/05/2021

Some snaps from our recording session the other day!! 📸

15/03/2020

Update about COVID-19:

Unfortunately due to the current situation we have had to postpone this concert, I will update you with more information soon!

Thanks!

Just over one week to go! Introducing our leader! Didier Osindero!!!Didier is a violinist studying at the Royal Northern...
13/03/2020

Just over one week to go! Introducing our leader! Didier Osindero!!!

Didier is a violinist studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he has been awarded an ABRSM scholarship. He studies the violin with Yossi Zivoni but enjoys playing piano as his second instrument. Didier is currently first violin of the Levaré Quartet. He also plays jazz and produces his own music.

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