Berkeley Ensemble

Patrons: Michael Berkeley CBE and Petroc Trelawny

Chamber Music Course 2022

We are delighted to be accepting applications for our annual Chamber Music Course for amateur musicians. This year taking place 19-22 May in the idyllic surroundings of Chaffcombe (Somerset), the course has, due to popular request, been extended by an additional half day giving even more time for music making with like-minded musicians, with coaching […]

Welcoming Martin Ludenbach

The Berkeley Ensemble is delighted to appoint double bassist Martin Ludenbach to the ensemble. We’ve worked with Martin for a number of years and are absolutely delighted that he’s joining us as a permanent member. You can read about his background and varied experience below. Welcome, Martin! Originally of German heritage, Martin begun learning the […]

Return to Little Venice

Although a full Little Venice Music Festival has not been possible in 2021, the Berkeley Ensemble is delighted to announce a mini festival day with a double bill of performances on Sunday 12 September. Taking place at St Mark’s Church (Hamilton Terrace) these performances mark the Berkeley Ensemble’s return to the concert platform following the […]


To celebrate the launch of Berkeley Ensemble Online we are inviting students in Years 9-13 (age 13-18) to write a 20 second solo for one of our musicians. We’re not looking for finished pieces: we want your doodles, scribbles and sketches. Watch our ‘meet the Ensemble’ videos to learn more about our musicians and their instruments, then […]

Virtual Chamber Music Mornings

Hot on the heels of our first series of Chamber Music Mornings last autumn, the Berkeley Ensemble is delighted to return with a new spring series of virtual study mornings for amateur musicians. Over the next few months we’ll be exploring repertoire for the larger chamber forces of the Nonet, and delving into movements from Nonets by Farrenc, Martinů and Spohr. Full of […]

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This week's audience comment comes from a fabulous concert by the @BerkeleyEnsembl in Autumn 2021...

Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again next season! 🎉

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The brilliant @BerkeleyEnsembl spent yesterday working with S10 musicians and performing their IGCSE compositions in a terrific concert at day's end. Well done Sofia, Polly, Nicolas, Ema, Oliver V, Jasmine, JJ, Matilda, Miles, Josephine, Georgia, Esme, Oliver S & Poppy! @HMC_Org

Somerset doing its thing magnificently this morning for the final day of the @BerkeleyEnsembl chamber course. 20 amateur musicians descend on this beautiful village each year; for 4 days music pours out of every window & across every field. Friendships are renewed, smiles abound.

On our way home from another fabulous Chamber Music Course in Chaffcombe! Huge thanks to all our participants, and of course our wonderful tutors @Libby_Burgess @slackjohn1 and @franbarritt