Antonia Kesel, violin;
Edward Bale, violin;
Mark Gibbs, viola;
Cecilia Bignall, ‘cello;
Mark Lipski, double bass;
Elisabeth Streichert, piano.
Mozart Piano Concerto no.23 in A major, K.488
Beethoven ‘Eyeglasses’ Duo for viola and ‘cello
Dvorak Piano Quintet
Based in London, the Phacelia Ensemble comprises five strings and piano formed by Artistic Director Elisabeth Streichert to give voice to the idea of ‘Concertos in Miniature’. The aim of Phacelia Ensemble is to perform piano concertos transcribed by Elisabeth Streichert for alternative/smaller venues to present the audience with a more intimate sound experience. The programme is always paired with large-scale chamber music works, for instance piano quintets, piano quartets or string quartets to show the relationship between these two genres.
“‘Hearing the Mozart Concerto played by an ensemble of five strings and piano was rather striking, the performance intimate and stylish.