The Nash Ensemble of London
The Nash Ensemble of London is an acclaimed English chamber orchestra. It was founded by Artistic Director Amelia Freedman in 1964, while she was a student at the Royal Academy of Music, and was named after the Nash Terrace around the Academy. The Ensemble has won awards from the Edinburgh Festival Critics and the Royal Philharmonic Society, as well as a 2002 Gramophone Award for contemporary music. In addition to their classical repertoire, the Ensemble performs works by numerous contemporary composers including Richard Rodney Bennett, Harrison Birtwistle, Elliott Carter and Peter Maxwell Davies, and has given the first performance of over 200 works.