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About Fordante

Award winning 5 piece group (cello/violin/viola/oboe/piano) Specialise in entertaining with Light Classics, Waltz, Pop, Film & Movie music
Classical ensemble
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Created in 2008 by Musical Director and film composer, Phil Mountford, Fordante was formed to perform light classical and film music. The unique line up of the ensemble includes violin, viola, cello, oboe and piano which provides a wonderful and varied sound from only a handful of musicians. This blend of instruments combined with stunning bespoke musical arrangements provides a far grander sound than could be expected from a quintet and have led Fordante to being described as 'Like Andre Rieu with a smaller orchestra'. The popularity of the ensemble is in part due to their approach to performing lighter and more entertaining repertoire, engaging with the audience, to provide an inclusive concert experience. Fordante have performed in grand venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall and Buxton Theatre but are equally at home in more intimate locations. The ensemble has won awards for Best New Music and has been three times supported by the Arts Council England as well as the Shropshire County Council. The ensemble have toured multiple times with many regional rural touring agencies. Having performed well over 100 concerts Fordante are also available for private events. Fordante released their first album 'The Arrival' receiving much critical acclaim with BBC Introducing calling it 'Simply beautiful'.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Classical, Contemporary classical
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

A Secret Wedding - James Horner
The Merry Widow Overture - Franz Lehár
Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone
The Blue Danube - Johann Strauss Jr.
Roses From The South - Johann Strauss Jr.
Schindler's List - John Williams
My Heart Will Go On - James Horner
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Sailor's Hornpipe - Traditional
Doctor Zhivago Lara's Theme - Somewhere My Love - Maurice Jarre
The Godfather - Nino Rota
Skater's Waltz - Émile Waldteufel
Polovtsian Dance no 17 : Stranger In Paradise - Alexander Borodin
Out Of Africa: I Had A Farm In Africa - John Barry
Scent Of A Woman: Por una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) - Traditional
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Trisch Tratsch Polka - Johann Strauss Jr.
Gone With The Wind: Tara's Theme - Max Steiner
Bolero - Maurice Ravel
Humming Chorus - Giacomo Puccini
O Mio Babbino - Giacomo Puccini
Music From Pirates of the Caribbean - Klaus Badelt
As Time Goes By - Herman Hupfeld
Radetzky March - Johann Strauss Sr.
Land Of Hope And Glory - Edward Elgar
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Pietro Mascagni
Orpheus Of The Underworld - (The Can-Can) - Jacques Offenbach


From customers:

BBC I, 4 years ago

Blown away; So imaginative; Takes you to another place; Simply beautiful

Audience, 4 years ago

Like Andre Rieu with a smaller orchestra!

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