The Oculus Ensemble
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2002
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The Oculus Ensemble

The Oculus Ensemble Biography (Wikipedia)

The Badke Quartet is a British string quartet. Founded in 2002 at London's Royal Academy of Music, it regularly performs at leading venues throughout the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe.

In 2014, the quartet was appointed quartet in residence at Royal Holloway University of London. From 2005 to 2009 the Quartet held the Senior Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music.

The members of the quartet are Charlotte Scott and Emma Parker, violins, Jon Thorne, viola, and Jonathan Byers, cello. The quartet has worked with some of the world’s greatest string quartets and studied with Gabor Takács-Nagy at IMS Prussia Cove and members of the Alban Berg Quartet in Cologne.

Edward Bhesania of The Strad magazine wrote that "A melt-in-the-ears quality ... made the atonality of the Britten less of a challenge and the Haydn that much sweeter". A review in de Volkskrant wrote that the group's playing was "of the utmost delicacy. The response from the hall: applause, stamping feet and enthusiastic whistling".

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The Oculus Ensemble Performances

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Thomas Tomkins
A Sad Pavan For These Distracted Times
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A Sad Pavan For These Distracted Times
Maximiliano Martin
Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581: 3rd movement; Menuetto – trio
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Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581: 3rd movement; Menuetto – trio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet quintet
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Clarinet quintet
Maximiliano Martin, Johannes Brahms & Badke Quartet
Quintet in B minor Op.115 for clarinet and strings
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Quintet in B minor Op.115 for clarinet and strings
Benjamin Britten
3 Divertimenti for string quartet [1936]
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3 Divertimenti for string quartet [1936]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quartet in G major K.387 for strings
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Quartet in G major K.387 for strings
Joseph Haydn
Quartet in D major Op.20`4 for strings
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Quartet in D major Op.20`4 for strings
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Upcoming BBC Events

ALIVE BBC Singers 2016-17 Season
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Milton Court Concert Hall
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Past BBC Events

Sounds of Shakespeare: Serenade to Music Be in the Audience
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Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon
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2016
Sounds of Shakespeare: Serenade to Music Be in the Audience

Sounds of Shakespeare: Serenade to Music Be in the Audience

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Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon

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