The Etesian Ensemble


The formation of The Etesian Ensemble in 1999 brought together five musicians committed to performing the great wealth of chamber music from the classical and romantic periods for fortepiano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.  Performances of this exciting repertoire are rarely heard on today’s concert platform, therefore The Etesian Ensemble set out to bring their vibrant, explorative interpretation of such works to a wider audience.  


In concert, the ensemble presents established classics such as the exquisite Mozart Quintet for Fortepiano and Winds, which Mozart himself described as “the best thing I have ever composed in my life”, alongside lesser known and recently discovered works that deserve the attention of today’s audience.


All five members of the ensemble, Benoit Laurent (oboe), Katherine Spencer (clarinet), Anneke Scott (horn), Wouter Verschuren (bassoon) and Kathryn Cok (fortepiano) are highly respected young musicians active in the period performance world, working with established orchestras such as The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique as well as performing both as soloists and chamber musicians in their own rights.