"...dazzlingly good chamber ensemble…
exuberantly expressive, intimate style…
gorgeously idiomatic playing’
The Times
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Internationally recognised as one of Britain's most distinguished musicians, Kenneth Sillito's first appointment was as associate leader of the newly created English Chamber Orchestra, and as the leader of the renowned Gabrieli String Quartet, which he founded in 1967. He remained its leader for twenty years, making numerous recordings and gaining the quartet a formidable reputation. With the Academy of St Martin's in the Fields Kenneth Sillito tours throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, and is a regular visitor to concert halls and festivals throughout the UK.The Academy Chamber Ensemble was formed in 1967 and is known for its superlative performances and award-winning recordings for Phillips Classics and Chandos records. As as soloist, Kenneth Sillito collaborated with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields' principal guest conductor Murray Perahia in Bach's Brandenburg no.5 and Concerto in A minor for flute, violin and keyboard for Sony Classical