Hebrides Ensemble

Hebrides Ensemble

With programmes that are diverse, imaginative and inspiring, Hebrides Ensemble has established itself as one of the foremost chamber music collectives in the UK.

Co-founded and led by its artistic director, the cellist and conductor William Conway, the Ensemble is renowned for its fresh and intelligent approach to programming, which places contemporary music at the heart of a diverse range of repertoire.

The Ensemble’s flexibility is its strength, drawing its performers from a pool of the most outstanding musicians in the UK and beyond, ensuring the exceptional performance standards for which it has become renowned. This is an international ensemble with its roots in Scottish culture, a collective which performs regularly at venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe, and is regularly featured in broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.

In recent years, the Ensemble has given premieres at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, London’s King’s Place, The Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, and in 2018, made its debut appearance at the BBC Proms.

Hebrides Academy supports the next generation of performers, composers, artistic directors and cultural leaders through its mentoring programme and Hebrides Digital allows audiences around the world to be part of our performances, using live streaming, Twitter feeds and cutting edge digital technology.

In February 2019 Hebrides Ensemble will release its third disc in a series of composer-focused discs with Delphian. Sensations of Travel, chamber music by Niogel Osborne follows on from the success of The Last Island, chamber music by Peter Maxwell Davies and James MacMillan's Since it was the day of preparation..., which went straight to No 1 in the Specialist Classical Charts.

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Lyell Cresswell's music blends a background of western classical music with the Maori heritage of his birthplace New Zealand, and the Salvation Army bands of his Wellington childhood. The works here are predominantly for solo instruments.


"A thrilling disc... all solid pieces, worth anyone's ear."The Times 2002

'elegantly performed...' New Classics


Recording date: 18-20 December 2000

Engineer: Andrew Hallifax 
Producer: Andrew Keener
Editing & mastering: John H West

Cover image: Francois Hall

(P) 2001 NMC Recordings Ltd

Catalogue number:
NMC D077
Release Date:
12 January 2001