English Mozart Ensemble has a reputation as one of the more unique professional groups based within the UK today. Founded in 2004 , its musicians are drawn from the principal chairs of symphony and chamber orchestras. The ensembles aim is to take music and musicians of the highest calibre to towns and cities outside of London; playing in smaller and more intimate settings and attracting new audiences. In addition to performing from the very best of the chamber music repertoire, EME specialises in smaller versions of large scale works, often arranged by the musicians themselves.

The ensemble has never sought arts or government funding and is completely independent, preferring instead to finance its own concerts, projects and education work through tickets sales, private hire, recordings and sponsorship. EME is passionate about music education and the promotion of good instrumental teaching. EME fully supports the work of the European String Teachers Association and is proud to sponsor its 2013 International conference in Oxford.

For many years the English Mozart Ensemble has been building a reputation as one of this country's leading music groups. The founding principal of the ensemble was to perform outside of the major cities: to bring the finest quality musicianship to Britain's smaller towns.

English Mozart Ensemble, in promoting this aim, perform in some of the most beautiful buildings in the world: namely the Parish Churches of England.


Candle lit concerts


Sample our atmsophere! The atmosphere at many of our concerts is enhanced by the use of candlelight. The effect of, say, a Mozart piano concerto performed in the 800 year old surroundings of Cirencester Parish Church, lit solely by over a hundred candles, is quite divine! 

I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Tickets for all our concerts can be booked through this site, or if you prefer, call our booking line on 0870 243 0615.

 There is disabled access to all our venues and parking is generally nearby. If you have questions about wheelchair access or directions to any venues then please e mail us: info@englishmozartensemble.com