Many of you who have been to our concerts know that Ficino Ensemble are devoted to engaging audiences with exciting programmes, and we continue our passion of presenting chamber music at the highest level with the recording of our first album which will include two of our favourite works: Maurice Ravel's Introduction and Allegro for Harp, flute, clarinet and strings, as well as Johannes Brahms's Clarinet Quintet. A special feature of this album will be the creation of a new work for the group by the composer Garrett Sholdice.
Your generous support for this project will go towards recording, editing, mixing, mastering, design costs, marketing, release, and the new composition by Garrett, all of which will happen with the partnership of the wonderful team at Ergodos. We will be recording in April 2018 at the Freemason's Hall, and will launch the album in Dublin in Autumn 2018. We are thrilled to finally capture our dedication on CD, and we hope you will support our venture.
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Ficino Ensemble was formed by Artistic Director Nathan Sherman in 2012 as a flexible chamber music group that performs all the great music for small ensembles, ranging from string trios to works written for larger ensembles.
Ficino Ensemble's aim is to perform works that appeal to a discerning audience whilst championing lesser known works that deserve to be appreciated. The group have performed nationwide, and in 2016 they highly successful chamber music series at the National Concert Hall in August 2016. Most recently, they played an all-Beethoven concert at the Music for Galway Emily Anderson Memorial Concert in the newly re-named Emily Anderson Concert Hall at the Aula Maxima, a performance which was recorded for live broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM. With an extensive repertoire ranging from early classical to newly commissioned works, their concerts have been described as exciting and intimate with a high calibre of ensemble playing. The members of the group are recognized in Ireland and abroad as soloists and chamber musicians and are devoted to the exploration of the vast repertoire for small ensemble.