Chamber Domaine

Thursday 16 June 2016

Chamber Domaine is a trailblazing ensemble acclaimed for its virtuosity, distinctive programming and passionate advocacy of the music from the 20th and 21st Centuries. Chamber Domaine is project based and has a modular lineup of outstanding instrumentalists and vocalists ranging from duos to chamber orchestra. Under its Music Director, Thomas Kemp the ensemble aims to bring new work to new audiences placing the music of our time into its context, illuminated by music from across three centuries. Its innovative programming, collaborations, recording and outreach place the ensemble at the forefront of music-making today.
The New York Times praised the ensemble for “…intriguing programming and unabashed lushness”. The Guardian described a recent concert as “an extraordinary performance…with a fluency that came over brilliantly under the baton of Thomas Kemp.” The Times praised the ensemble: “Chamber Domaine brilliantly demonstrated the thrill of successfully climbing Mount Everest with exhilarating bravery and expressive force.” The Gramophone commented on a recent recording “…a wealth of timbral subtlety…utterly magical…a tremendous sense of vitality and
commitment.”

The ensemble has worked with many of the world’s leading composers including Mark-Anthony Turnage, Judith Bingham, Ned Rorem, Arvo Part, Mark Simpson, Henrik Gorecki, Piers Helliwell, Stuart MacRae, Huw Watkins, Judith Weir, Brian Ferneyhough, HK Gruber and David Horne giving many territorial and world premieres in concerts and recordings. The ensemble regularly collaborates with leading figures from across the arts world, including Sir Anish Kapoor, Edward Fox, Nicky Spence, Helen Lederer, Yeree Suh, Sara Fulgoni, Craig Ogden, Irina Takahashi and Anna Grevelius.

Chamber Domaine gave its highly praised South Bank and Wigmore Hall debuts in 1999 and has since performed at leading festivals and concert series in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America including Cheltenham, Brighton, Vale of Glamorgan, City of London and Edinburgh Festivals. The ensemble has also had groundbreaking residencies at the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Imperial War Museum, Arnold Schonberg Centre, Vienna, Gresham College and Bargemusic, New York.

Chamber Domaine is the resident ensemble for Music@Malling and has a year around outreach programme engaging hundreds of children from across Kent in creative activities. This groundbreaking programme has included collaborations with national, regional and local organisations to create an artistic resource for the local area that is of outstanding quality.
Music@Malling was recently one of the classical events of the year in The Artsdesk. The ensemble has a distinguished and highly acclaimed discography with recordings winning international plaudits and regularly broadcasts worldwide. Chamber Domaine are recording artists with Resonus and releases for 2017/18 include works by Sibelius and Mozart.