Chamber Domaine is a renowned ensemble, acclaimed for its virtuosity and distinctive programming which illuminates 20th and 21st Century music. Under its Artistic Director, Thomas Kemp, the ensemble works internationally performing groundbreaking and cutting edge concerts that place music into its cultural context.
The Gramophone recently commented: “…a wealth of timbral subtlety…utterly magical…a tremendous sense of vitality and commitment.” 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 young players successfully climbing Mount Everest with exhilarating bravery and expressive force.” The New York Times praised the ensemble for its “intriguing programming and unabashed lushness.”
The ensemble has regularly appeared at leading venues such as the Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre and has performed at leading festivals and concert series worldwide.
The ensemble has had residencies at the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Imperial War Museum, Arnold Schoenberg Centre, Vienna, Gresham College and Bargemusic, New York. The ensemble is resident at Music@Malling Festival and delivers a groundbreaking education programme which involves over 2000 children in creative activities. Chamber Domaine recently collaborated with English National Ballet in performances of Stravinsky – A Soldier’s Tale and HK Gruber – Frankenstein!!
The ensemble are committed to performing and recording contemporary music and give world premieres by leading composers including Judith Bingham at the City of London Festival, Piers Hellawell at the Cheltenham International Festival and Arvo Part at the Edinburgh Festival. In 2009, the ensemble, were resident at the Brighton Festival and worked with the world famous artist, Anish Kapoor to great acclaim.
Chamber Domaine have a distinguished and highly acclaimed discography. Their recordings regularly receive five star reviews and have been picked as Editors Choice in the Gramophone.
The ensemble has regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3, ORF, Austria; SR, Sweden; WNYC, New York.
Chamber Domaine has a busy schedule of concerts and is one of the most dynamic and versatile ensembles of its kind.