Berkeley Ensemble

Patrons: Michael Berkeley CBE and Petroc Trelawny


Chamber Music Course 2021

The Berkeley Ensemble present their annual chamber music course for amateur musicians performing at grade 6 level or above. Taking place 27-30 August 2021 (Covid-19 regulations permitting), participants will spend three days playing chamber music with like-minded musicians in the idyllic surroundings of rural Somerset, whilst receiving coaching from members of the Berkeley Ensemble. Click […]


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 […]

Little Venice Music Festival 2020 postponed

As the situation around COVID-19 continues to develop rapidly and in some ways unpredictably, the Berkeley Ensemble have taken the decision to postpone our 2020 Little Venice Festival until 2021.

Chamber course goes online

Due to lockdown restrictions, this year’s chamber course went online for a morning of workshops with participants and John, Gemma and Sophie.

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Searching for a cellist to fill the final spot on our 27-10 August Chamber Music Course for amateur musicians.

Super repertoire (inc. some Hummel and Martinu, for the cellist!), beautiful countryside, and delicious food.

Who's keen?

Tickets for a Berkeley Ensemble double bill at @CHSunConcerts on 26 Sept are now on sale for both in person and livestreamed audience. Can't wait to explore works by Imogen Holst, Lennox Berkeley and John Ireland!

Our recent composition project with @BlackheathHigh and is discussed in @MusicTeacherMag thanks to @rcoles8. This was great fun! Hoping we can work on similar with more schools next year!

Delighted to be back performing at both Richmond Concert Society and @LutonMusic this autumn. Details here: