We are delighted to announce that K'antu Ensemble will be performing Shakespeare's Music at The Shakespeare Institute on Wednesday 6 August at 7.45pm. Tickets are available online at www.kantu-ensemble.co.uk/stratford priced at £12 if bought online, £15 if bought at the door on the evening of the performance and students and children are £5.
Founded in 2012 by Ruth Hopkins, K'antu Ensemble explores the less-trodden territories of early music, combining elements of folk and world music with historically-informed techniques. The music of Spain and South America seemed like the obvious starting place - hence the name K'antu, referring to an ancient style of Peruvian and Bolivian music and dance.
They are currently promoting their second album Dancing & the Divine, following the success of Gusto, which has been featured on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, BBC Introducing, Resonance FM's LSO Soundhub and in Early Music Today Magazine.
Recent venues have included Symphony Hall, King's Place, Cadogan Hall's Culford Room and St Martin-in-the-Fields where they were semi-finalists in the 2014 Chamber Music Competition.
"Working their magic!" (Max Reinhardt, Radio 3)
"Terrifically interesting and enjoyable...their performances are joyously individual" (Early Music Today Magazine)
"K'antu Ensemble is a breath of fresh air: early music presented with beguiling virtuosity and inventiveness." (Howard Skempton, Composer)
[image courtesy of Mat Kaweczynski]