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* John Meadows
* Luan Shaw
* Rob Shaw
* Sally Harrop
Maskarade is the Midlands’ premier clarinet quartet, consisting of four of the region’s most respected freelance performers. In well over a decade this versatile ensemble has captivated audiences nationwide with its diverse repertoire and innovative performing style. Encompassing the music of four centuries, Maskarade’s programmes exploit the possibilities of the single reed family to startling effect, including bass and Eb clarinets or saxophones.
As recital artists, Maskarade have performed throughout the UK, appearing at the International Convention Centre, the National Portrait Gallery (as guest artists for an invited audience in honour of Sir Simon Rattle), in many National Trust venues, on BBC Radio, and in 2001 they toured Mallorca. In recent years Maskarade has undertaken a wide range of education and community projects under the auspices of Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now scheme, and currently gives concerts and workshops in special and mainstream schools, hospitals and care homes on behalf of ‘The Council for Music in Hospitals.’
MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING
Maskarade has added the finishing touches to countless wedding receptions, dinners, corporate events and award ceremonies. We have over 100 pieces in our repertoire and can provide music for all tastes in classical, contemporary, popular and jazz idioms. However, if you have a particular favourite which is not on our repertoire list and you would like to hear it on your big day, please ask as we may be able to arrange it specially for you.
Whether you need music to welcome your guests at the church, to accompany you down the aisle, to provide light entertainment during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast, or a combination of any of the above, our contribution can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.
Full details about the ensemble and its repertoire along with audio samples can be found on our website. A demo CD is also available on request.