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'Baroque music at its most vigorous and joyful...'


Reviews for our new CD:


"... a disc that offers real intimacy and insight. This is a Baroque Ensemble with its own personality, one which affords the music space, deep breaths and long phrases."

"These players listen to each other intently and seem to be playing as much for each other's pleasure as for ours."

"...the sense of space around the music...together with the colourful dominance of double reeds...has had me reaching for this disc to relax with first thing in the evening with a nice glass of wine."

         Simon Heighes, International Record Review 


"Hats off to another splendid ensemble - the Denner Ensemble and their debut recording."

         Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3, April 2012


"I am very pleased and impressed by this [new CD]....Their sound is crisp and clear and they play with great enthusiasm and much imagination. The ensemble is perfect..."

         Johan van Veen, MusicWeb International


"...the brilliant sound has the kind of sumptuous warmth allied to splendid timbre and striking spatial sense that marks the best English sound."

         Laurence Vittes, Audiophile Audition, USA


"Mark Baigent's oboe playing is declamatory and soothing by turns, and Nathaniel Harrison's baroque bassoon makes the kind of sounds you'd like to bottle up and save for a rainy day."

         Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk

         Full review: click here  The Arts Desk, winner of Online Media Awards 2012 - Best Specialist Journalism Site.




Since its formation in 2001, the Denner Ensemble has had nothing but praise for its uplifting, energetic and engaging performances from music clubs, theatres, museums and festivals throughout the UK.


The Denner Ensemble were selected for the Making Music Concert Promoters' Network season 2009-2010, during which they were described as "The highlight of the 2009 Leicester Early Music Festival". 

A newly released debut CD, 'The profound, the sublime... and the frivolous!', brings together some of the Denner's favourite concert repertoire of the past ten years in a collection of music that mixes the French and Italian styles, from the early days of the baroque oboe and bassoon in Versailles to the rich and virtuosic music of the later baroque. To buy a CD click here! or visit amazon.co.uk. Also available to listen to and download on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.



2 February - 'Wood-Wind, Bladders and Guts! 'The Three Tuns, Bishops Castle, Shropshire - 3pm Tickets £10 (children free) on door

8 February - 'The Oboe in England' for Music in New Radnor. 7.30pm

9 February - 'Wood-Wind, Bladders and Guts!' Llangattock Church 3pm

12 June - 'English Music for oboe, recorder, bassoon and harpsichord' Handel House, London