The Hebrides Ensemble, one of Scotland's finest chamber music groups, collaborates with Australian violist and composer Brett Dean.
The Edinburgh-based Hebrides Ensemble is one of Scotland’s finest chamber groups, with a history of acclaimed performances and recordings across both contemporary music and classic repertoire. It draws together many of the nation’s most accomplished instrumentalists in inspirational performances, placing new music at the heart of explorations reaching far further back in time.
Australian musician Brett Dean is respected worldwide as both a violist and a composer. He collaborates with the Hebrides musicians in the surreal reminiscences and swirling colours of his own Recollections, a vivid voyage into musical memory.
Dean joins the Hebrides players, too, in the rich melodiousness of Brahms’s youthful String Sextet No 1, shot through with its own sense of poignant nostalgia.
Part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22, a joint initiative of the British Council and Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Brett Dean Conductor & Viola
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel (arr. Brett Dean)
Brett Dean Recollections
Brahms String Sextet No 1 in B-flat