Echor Music is the creation of 3 friends who saw a unique musical opportunity in the Chilterns. After a restless and troublesome year for the arts, the idea of setting up a brand new orchestra might have seemed completely senseless. However, we quickly found that the lack of live performances had been sorely missed by the public and that the hint alone of our project was generating huge local excitement.

It felt important to us to concentrate our artistic focus on culture and education for the Chilterns.

As we began to hone our ideas it became apparent that a significant number of the best musicians in the country lived in and around Buckinghamshire and commuted to London for their work. 

 

These musicians happen to be some of the world's most celebrated chamber musicians, principals of the major UK orchestras, and highly sought after freelance players who specialise in film and television recordings. This felt like an opportunity not to be missed. 

Echor is going to bring you the most innovative, exciting orchestral concerts the Chilterns have ever seen.

our story so far

We will create a series of ongoing concerts, creating evenings of exhilaration and beauty in rural and surprising settings.

 

Each of our larger scale Echor events will consist of a main orchestral performance lasting no more than one hour followed by drinks and an informal after event of the highest quality jazz, blues, folk and even flamenco.

 

We couldn’t be more proud and excited to introduce you to our brand new orchestra. If you want to be involved in any way or support our mission financially please get in touch at echor@echormusic.com or donate here. Your support means the world to us.

 

Thank you, 

From the Echor team

meet the team

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nicholas 

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Nicholas has worked extensively in France and the UK as assistant conductor on opera productions at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Theatre des Champs-Elysees and the Edinburgh International Festival, and as co-director of the Reuleaux Ensemble.

 

Formerly a principal player with the Philharmonia Orchestra for over a decade, Nicholas’ career as violist has taken him to the most celebrated concert halls worldwide, and he is in great demand as a chamber musician and guest principal of the UK’s foremost orchestras. Nicholas appears on countless recordings, including solo artist on the Grammy Award nominated C.D. “The Solent”, and several Hollywood films and British television shows.