Chamber Domaine is at the cutting edge of music making in the 21st century. Its excellence and dynamism have received widespread acclaim both in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Under its artistic director, Thomas Kemp, the ensemble has become renowned for its virtuosity and its ambitious and distinctive programming that range from the Baroque through to the Contemporary. Chamber Domaine focus on instrumental chamber music and song in programmes that illuminate the music of today with the music of three centuries: the ensemble brings passion and commitment to a diverse repertoire that makes music come alive whilst placing it into its cultural context.
The ensemble are committed to performing and recording contemporary music and give world premieres by leading composers including Judith Bingham at the City of London Festival, Piers Hellawell at the Cheltenham International Festival and Arvo Pärt at the Edinburgh Festival. The ensemble has a commission from the brilliant young composer, Matthew Sergeant for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and a major work for soprano and chamber orchestra by Judith Bingham for her sixtieth birthday.
Chamber Domaine have a distinguished and highly acclaimed discography. Their recordings regularly receive five star reviews and have been picked as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone. A recent disc of music by Henryk Górecki received universal acclaim. Forthcoming recordings include a disc of world premiere recordings of Mark-Anthony Turnage, as well as recordings of Mahler and Barber. The ensemble recently recorded the all Mozart sound track to First Night – a film starring Richard E. Grant, which will be released on Sony Classics.
In addition to their recording activities, the ensemble has broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3; ORF, Austria; SR, Sweden; and WNYC, New York.
Chamber Domaine has a busy schedule of concerts and consistently proves itself as one of the most dynamic and versatile ensembles of its kind.
‘… an extraordinary performance … with a fluency that came over brilliantly under the baton of Thomas Kemp’
‘… utterly magical … a tremendous sense of vitality and commitment’