From the Czech Homeland
Janáček – Suite for Strings
Neruda – Concerto for Trumpet and Strings
Dvoŕâk – Nocturne in B
Dvoŕâk – Serenade for Strings
Alex Cromwell Trumpet
Boris Peck Conductor
Co-founded by Jonathan Acton and Kate Waterworth in 2010, Keld Ensemble draws its exceptional musicians not just from London, but from all over the country, as you might expect from an ensemble named after a tiny hamlet in Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Keld Ensemble are delighted to return to St.Martin-in-the-Fields for their fourth appearance ; this time with the eminent trumpeter, Alex Cromwell.
Born into a musical family, Alex studied first with Norman Burgess at Trinity College of Music, and later at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Ray Simmonds and Anne McAneney.
Alex has played with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and regularly with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Alex performed the Neruda concerto with Keld Ensemble earlier this year at the Woolpit Festival, Bury St. Edmunds.
For their 8th season Keld Ensemble are looking forward to collaborating with the German Choir of London for a commemorative concert of reconciliation at the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. Keld Ensemble return to St.Martin-in-the-Fields on 10th April 2018 for a chamber programme featuring the flautist, Janna Hüneke.
Having completed his musical studies at Leeds University and at the Bratislava Academy of Music, Boris Peck set up his own charity orchestra in 2001. Since then he has worked with The Colne Philharmonic Orchestra, The City of Southampton Symphony Orchestra, The Southend Philharmonic Orchestra, The Westminster Youth Orchestra, The Orchestra of The City, The London Charity Orchestra and The London Youth Orchestra.
Boris’ international engagements have included guest appearances with The New Sofia Orchestra, The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Bratislava String Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, The Symphony Orchestra of Russia and The Bohuslav Martinu Chamber Orchestra.