The London Sinfonietta’s mission is to place the best contemporary classical music at the heart of today’s culture; engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent. Founded in 1968, the ensemble’s commitment to new music has seen it commission over 350 works, and premiere many hundreds more.
Roberto Fabbriciani studied flute with Severino Gazzelloni and composition with Camillo Togni. A highly original performer and versatile artist Roberto Fabbriciani is internationally recognized as among the leading flautists, an innovator of flute technique, expanding the sonic possibilities of the instrument through his personal research.
For a long period he worked with Luigi Nono at the experimental study of the SWF (Soutwest German Radio) in Freiburg, opening radically new musical pathways.
“… The amazing Fabbriciani” Luigi Nono (1981).
“… Whatever he plays is always the best way.” John Cage (1989).
“… I have the greatest admiration for his fabulous flute art.” György Ligeti (1991).
He has collaborated with some of the greatest composers of our time: Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Bussotti, John Cage, Elliot Carter, Niccolò Castiglioni, Aldo Clementi, Luigi Dallapiccola, Luis De Pablo, Franco Donatoni, Brian Ferneyhough and Toshio Hosokawato name but a few.
He has participated in major international festivals such as the Venice Biennale, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ravenna, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Brussels, Granada, Luzern, Warsaw, Salzburg, Vienna, Lockenhaus, Donaueschingen, Cologne, Munich, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Tokyo, Cervantino, Wellington, and others. He has recorded several records and CDs, many of them critically acclaimed
Uroboros Ensemble was formed in 1982, bringing together some of Britain’s most accomplished and best-known instrumentalists. The group was founded by the composer Gwyn Pritchard who remains their current Artistic Director and Conductor. After a dormant period from 1996 to 2003 the group was revived, retaining some of the original players who have been joined by new-comers, once again drawn from Britain’s most distinguished performers of contemporary chamber music. The ensemble’s concerts may include from three to eighteen players.
Uroboros Ensemble has performed extensively throughout Britain and abroad, and presented a number of major concert series in London. They have appeared in international festivals including the Warsaw Autumn Festival, The International New Music Week, The Reggello International Festival in Italy, The Weimar Spring Days for Contemporary Music and many others. They have made many recordings for radio and television, and can be heard on CD on the Etcetera label.