Upcoming events

April 2018

Sheffield Composes

We will perform music by composers from the University of Sheffield Department of Music, where we are in residence.

CeNMaS Composer Workshop

Eight ‘up-and-coming’ composers (Robin Haigh, Sarah Lewis, Ben Lunn, Alex Mills, Helen Papaioannou, Lisa Robertson, Laura Shipsey, Peter Wilson) have been selected  to work with the Ligeti Quartet towards a new 6-minute piece for string quartet over two workshops (second workshop Autumn 2018 date tbc, held at The University of Sheffield).  The workshop, generously funded by Arts Council England, is also open to observers, including A-Level students and their teachers.

May 2018


‘Rumi’ – a miniature festival of the Persian master’s poetry, and new composition inspired by it.

Pre-Concert Events
5.00pm - Foyer opens for viewing of artwork by Sama Soltani, refreshments served
5.30pm - Auditorium: Talk on the poetry, by Parwana Fayyaz

With Oliver Rudland, Keziah Thomas, and composers & singers from the Fitzwilliam College.

June 2018

Raga Seasons: Jyotsna Srikanth

Violinist Jyotsna Srikanth explores time in South Indian music. The first half of this concert, with mridangam and ghatam percussion, comprises a whirlwind historical sketch of great composers from the 15th to the 20th century in several different rhythmic cycles. In the second half Srikanth presents the UK premiere of her own Raga Seasons violin concerto with the Ligeti Quartet: six movements depicting the six seasons of the Hindu calendar.

June 2018

Mantras & Mandalas

Christian Mason: Excerpts from the Sardinian Songbook
Richard Bolley: Three movements from Travels with Alex
And music by Cage, Saariaho, Murail and others, Tibetan ritual music and cham dances


Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Ben Williamson, counter tenor
Kate Ryder, pianos
Rosie Bergonzi, percussion