Gemini Ensemble

Gemini has performed in Austria, Australia, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Oman, Taiwan); given frequent radio and television broadcasts; recorded music by Maxwell Davies (Sunday Times Contemporary CD of the Year); John White (nominated by BBC Music Magazine as a Top Forty CD of the Year); Philip Grange (3 CDs, 2 chosen as a Critic’s Choice of the Year by Gramophone); Nicola LeFanu (2 discs); David Lumsdaine (3 CDs); Geoffrey Poole; Lindsay Cooper; Howard Skempton; Camden Reeves and many others, and recorded Douglas Young’s music for the video of Beatrix Potter’s The Tailor of Gloucester, shown worldwide on television. A DVD of Maxwell Davies’s Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot was launched at the Singapore Festival.

A prizewinner in the music category of the Prudential Awards for the Arts and the recipient of an Arts Council Incentive Award, Gemini presents a richly varied repertoire, ranging from eighteenth-century chamber music, to new music, music theatre dance and improvisation. Community and school concerts include music from the eleventh to the twenty-first century; folk music, and music by children.  A pioneer in the field of performers in education, the twin activities of performance and education have developed hand in hand

Gemini was an instigator of the festival Hidden Sounds ─ a celebration of women’s music, out of which grew the organization Women in Music. It has been Ensemble-in-Residence at Bristol, Surrey and London (Goldsmiths College) universities, and was Ensemble-in-Association with the Department of Music at the University of Exeter from 1996─2007.