About Us

One Fantastic Year!

I heard about Classical Revolution from the founder Charith Premawardhana just over a year ago. I loved the idea and got a quintet together and played the Dvorak String Quintet at Matt and Phreds jazz club in Manchester. We then held monthly events playing music from Tchaikovsky to Corelli to Elgar at Matt and Phred's and our Sunday afternoon events at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

We have also performed at TED Oxjam, Spellbound Forest, at workshops for refugees and asylum seekers at the Rainbow Haven in Salford with Musicians Without Borders and many more. We had our first birthday concert in June 2012 at the Royal Exchange with the incredible Martin Roscoe and Ben Holland performing the Trout quintet with us, and the fantastic soprano Sally Johnson performing Britten's Les Illuminations. It was the culmination of an extraordinary year with some of the best musicians in the North playing for free purely to bring this music to wider audiences.

We are performing at more festivals, collaborating with the charity Musicians Without Borders who work with victims of war and conflict, and running workshops for young people to get the best available coaching and musical experiences for a very affordable price.

We are also helping to stage the music for this year's Peace Festival and lots lots more.

A very important part of what we do is commissioning and performing new music and providing a platform for composers to get their work heard by a wide audience, and collaborating with film makers, poets, dance, theatre, to truly make classical music accessible to all.

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