The Janus Ensemble is an innovative group of musicians who are focused on performing new music and developing projects which enhance and challenge peoples’ perspectives of classical and contemporary music.
The Janus Ensemble aims to fund creative opportunities for communities, composers and artists. The ensemble has performed an array of contemporary works by composers Ian Stephens, Guillermo Martinez, Peter Sculthorpe and Josephine Stephenson, alongside traditional works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Strauss and Britten.
The group has been involved with over thirty projects, from recordings and chamber concerts, to community outreach work, including an immersive performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring with an audience of 300 children. In 2020, the Janus Ensemble worked with the Zabludowicz Collection (London), forming part of their Hot with Excess contemporary opera programme, premiering a new opera and film by visual artist Trulee Hall.
The ensemble has collaborated with Chiddingly Festival, Malcom Arnold Festival, Pimlott Foundation, BBC4 Television, Wellhayes Vineyard and Treatment Studios.