The Avison Ensemble is one of England's foremost exponents of classical music on period instruments. It is named after Charles Avison (1709–1770), the Newcastle-born composer, conductor and organist, ‘the most important English concerto composer of the 18th Century’. Comprising some of Europe's leading musicians and soloists, the Avison Ensemble is directed by the celebrated period instrument violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk. The Ensemble varies in size depending on the repertoire being performed and is typically of chamber ensemble or concerto grosso size, expanding up to full symphony scale.
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