The United Strings of Europe has earned praise for its original programming and ‘virtuosically expressive’ playing (The Times), delighting audiences across Europe and the Middle East with performances ‘full of life and of an exceptional calibre’ (L’Impérial). Bound by friendship and years of experience playing together, the ensemble brings together outstanding players from across Europe for intensive periods of touring and recording with residencies in the UK, France, Lebanon and Switzerland.
Sharing a desire to explore different music and styles, the United Strings of Europe is at the forefront of developing new audiences, championing living composers and commissioning new works. Highlights include bespoke arrangements of chamber music and vocal works, the world première of Houtaf Khoury’s Et le vent qui souffle…, national premières of works by Osvaldo Golijov, Matthew Hindson, Gareth Farr, Arvo Pärt, Bechara El-Khoury and Pēteris Vasks, and commissions from Jasmin Rodgman and David Winkler.
Determined to reach beyond the concert hall, the ensemble has developed an innovative education programme that includes workshops tailored to young people, music students, composers and conductors, as well as work with refugees and under-privileged groups in partnership with charities and social enterprises in the UK and Lebanon.
For more information, please visit the United Strings of Europe's website.