The Riot Ensemble’s dedication to showcasing new music and bringing contemporary classical stylings to new audiences in unexpected venues is to be admired, respected, and imitated at every opportunity.    – I Care If You Listen

The Riot Ensemble connects people to great contemporary music in concerts and events that are just as innovative, vibrant and rewarding as the music itself.  We do this in venues ranging from the concert hall, to London’s parks, to YouTube.

Led by a core group of twelve musicians, we programme music we want to play, and collaborate with an array of other musicians and artists in concerts we plan and produce ourselves.  We are one of the few emerging ensembles in the UK to regularly commission and perform music by international emerging composers, and we present the young composers we commission alongside exciting and established music from Bach to Birtwistle.


The Riot Ensemble is a registered non-profit company.