13th October 20.30


Jameos del Agua is a natural area suitable for visitors, we therefore recommend the following:

  • Wear comfortable footwear
  • Avoid using high heels



Lutosławski, Musique Funèbre
Kate Whitley, Autumn Songs
Bryce Dessner, Réponse Lutosławski
Sigur Rós, Fljótavík

The 12 ENSEMBLE has rapidly developer a reputation as one of the UK's leading string orchestras. A bold, versatile and virtuosic ensemble, the group is built around a core of twelve of London’s finest and most exhilarating chamber musicians. Always playing without a conductor, the ensemble’s performances combine the raw energy, excitement and creativity of a string quartet with the breathtaking sound afforded by twelve brilliant string players.

Founded in 2012 by Artistic Directors Eloisa-Fleur Thom (Principal Violin) and Max Ruisi (Principal Cello), the group’s youthful energy and passion for chamber music is at the heart of their music-making. Fearlessly programming bold new works alongside the greats of the string orchestral repertoire, the ensemble strives to bring exceptional music to as diverse an audience as possible. Equally at home performing on a warehouse rooftop as an international concert hall, the group seamlessly cross musical genres and create experiences relevant to both existing and new audiences of classical music.

Collaboration with outstanding international artists is a major aspect of the ensemble’s work, including recent performances with cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, violinist Mari Samuelsen, tenor Nicky Spence and violist Simon Rowland-Jones. The ensemble regularly works with British composer Max Richter, and has performed a number of concerts alongside Max, including his ‘Four Seasons Recomposed’.

2018 has seen them hold a three-day residency at the Barbican’s Sounds and Visions weekend, perform at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, and release their debut album, “Resurrection” on Sancho Panza Records on September 14th,featuring works by Witold Lutosławski, John Woolrich, Kate Whitley and Bryce Dessner.

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