About Temple Ensemble
The Temple Ensemble is a mixed chamber music ensemble based at the Royal Academy of Music. The ensemble is formed of seven core players: violin, viola, cello, clarinet, bassoon, french horn and double bass. Guest instrumentalists and singers are often added as the repertoire demands - from Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to Messaien, Clarke and newly-commissioned works from modern composers. We perform regular concerts in London, Cambridge and Oxford; our Wigmore Hall debut will be in 2016, playing the Schubert’s Octet. We are also engaged with outreach work, under the auspices of RAM and Music for Open Ears – with the latter, members of the ensemble attended an educational workshop residency at Snape Maltings in November 2015. In September 2016, members of ensemble participated in outreach workshops for Wigmore Hall's open day. Every August, the ensemble undertakes a French tour in the Lot/Dordogne region - giving concerts in abbeys, churches, chateaux and salles-de-fêtes to local audiences, some of whom are knowledgeable about music, some are new to classical concert-going. We are proud that each event has prompted many further invitations – they include a series of performances in Conques Abbey, a proposal to build a music festival around our residency at Chateau de Rauze and a possible concert at the Rocamadour festival. We perform music that spans the breadth of the classical genre and we are passionate about bringing it to today's varied audiences.