The British Clarinet Ensemble was formed in 1995 under the auspices of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain. Its members include professional and amateur players, teachers and students. Since its inception the ensemble has championed British composers, regularly commissioning new works and enhancing the repertoire. In the UK, performances have been given at British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles (BASBWE) and CASSGB conferences.
Since their first tour to Finland and British debut in 1995 the BCE has performed in Belgium, Italy, Japan, Spain and the USA at the International Clarinet Association’s “Clarinetfests”, in Hungary and Poland for the European Clarinet and Saxophone Society and Holland for the Netherlands Single Reed Society.
To date they have recorded three highly acclaimed CDs – “Gordian Knots”, Looping the Loop” and “Calles de la Flores”.
The BCE acknowledges past sponsorship from the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain, Vandoren, Buffet, Selmer, the RVW Trust and the Colchester Institute Research Panel.
Our three CD’s can be purchased from this website.
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