Schubert Ensemble

Schubert Ensemble

The Schubert Ensemble has established itself over 28 years as one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings. Regularly giving over 50 concerts a year, the Ensemble has performed in over 40 different countries. In 1998 the Ensemble’s contribution to British musical life was recognized by the Royal Philharmonic Society when it presented the group with the Best Chamber Ensemble Award, for which it was shortlisted again in 2010.

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John Clark

Howard, William

William Howard is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries. His performing life consists of solo recitals, concerto performances, guest appearances with chamber ensembles and instrumentalists, and regular touring with the Schubert Ensemble of London, Britain’s leading group for piano and strings and winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Chamber Ensemble.
His solo career has taken him to many of Britain’s most important festivals, including Bath, Brighton and Cheltenham, and he has been artist in residence at several others. He has performed many times in the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank in London and has broadcast regularly for BBC Radio 3. For many years he has been invited to perform and teach at the Dartington International Summer School.
He is passionate about 19th century piano repertoire, especially Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Fauré. He also has a strong interest in Czech piano music, and has been particularly acclaimed for his performance of Janáček, for which he received a medal from the Czech Minister of Culture in 1986. Many leading composers of the present day have written for him, including, Sally Beamish, Petr Eben, Piers Hellawell, David Matthews, Pavel Novák, Anthony Powers, Howard Skempton and Judith Weir.
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John Clark
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Following on from a white room, Bright Future features more works from Chamber Music 2000 project, with composers including Michael Finnissy, Joe Cutler, Judith Bingham and Nicola LeFanu.


"Committed playing throughout by the Schubert Ensemble... those who've already acquired the earlier volume need not hesitate: an ideal starting-point to experience the rewards of Chamber Music 2000."
Gramophone 2003


Recording date: 13, 20 and 21 November 2002

Recording venue: Champs Hill, West Sussex

Engineer & Producer: David Lefeber
Editing & mastering: David Lefeber

Cover image: Francois Hall

(P) 2003 NMC Recordings Ltd

Chamber Music 2000
Catalogue number:
NMC D080
Release Date:
1 February 2003