Milestones in the History of The Riot Ensemble

The Riot Ensemble is founded at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama by Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Claudia Racovicean, Adam Swayne & Kate Walter.  The ensembles gives one performance in each year from 2009 – 2011.

Our first professional concert: an LSO Discovery Concert at LSO St. Luke’s performing Jonathan Harvey’s Song Offerings, Elizabeth Maconchy’s Sun, Moon and Stars and Aaron Holloway-Nahum’s Plainer Sailing.

The Riot Ensemble’s first full season. With support from The Holst Foundation. 10 concerts, 21 premieres, first performance in Brighton, and first performances with Breathe AHR.

Supported by Arts Council England and Opus 2 International. First international call for scores, first commissions offered by the ensemble,15 concerts, 20 premieres, and participation as a Sound and Music Portfolio Ensemble.

Debut performances at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Spitalfields Music (Winter Festival).  First international performance at the Prix Annelie de Man, Amsterdam. 17 concerts with 27 premieres, and 151 applicants to our second Call for Scores. Again supported by Arts Council England and Opus 2 International.

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