The Oculus Ensemble

Formerly The Badke Quartet. Formed 2002
The Oculus Ensemble
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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 Tracks

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Thomas Tomkins
A Sad Pavan For These Distracted Times
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A Sad Pavan For These Distracted Times
The Oculus Ensemble
3rd Movt. Menuetto from Clarinet Quintet in A K.581
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3rd Movt. Menuetto from Clarinet Quintet in A K.581
Maximiliano Martín
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 in B minor, Op 115
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Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
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

Quintet in B minor Op.115 for clarinet and strings

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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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Past BBC Events

Be in the Audience: Sounds of Shakespeare: Serenade to Music
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Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon
2016-04-23T01:35:44
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2016
Be in the Audience: Sounds of Shakespeare: Serenade to Music

Be in the Audience: Sounds of Shakespeare: Serenade to Music

Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon

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