Ensemble x.y is a London based group of performers, composers and curators specializing in new music and contemporary performance practice. We have commissioned over 30 new works by UK and International composers since our founding in late 2014. Our most recent performances include appearances at the Waterloo Music festivals, City University, St John’s Smith Square and St. Martin-in-the-Field.

Our members have performed with the RLPO, CBSO, Hallé Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, London Contemporary Orchestra, OAE, Opera Holland Park, Southbank Sinfonia and the Ulysses Network. Our performers have extensive experience working with composers and have performed contemporary music around the world including venues such as the Barbican Centre, Philharmonie de Paris, Wigmore Hall, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, and Cafe OTO.

Winner of the 2015 Nonclassical Battle of the Bands, Ensemble x.y were finalists of the Nachtklang Competition of the Musikfest Erzgebirge presented by and broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur. Since 2016 Ensemble x.y holds a residency at Kingston University, as well as having a fortnightly radio show, x.y FM, on Resonance Extra FM.

If you would like to support our work, consider donating via our Patreon page. For enquiries regarding possible collaborations or bookings, feel free to drop us a message here.

Ensemble x.y is under the artistic direction of its core members: Christine Buras, Alyson Frazier, Richard Hames, Joseph Havlat, Mayah Kadish, Elischa Kaminer, Oliver Pooley, Gwen Reed and Toby Thatcher.