Kosmos-out of this world and into Saddleworth

A TRIO of individually gifted musicians are collectively stars of the Kosmos and bringing their unique sound to Millgate Arts Centre, Delph later this month.

Together, Harriet Mackenzie, Meg Hamilton and Milos Milivojevic are known as Kosmos Ensemble treating audiences to music from around the world.

They’ve played to critical acclaim as soloists and collectively and confirmation of their concert on Wednesday, March 13 is a coup for Saddleworth Concerts Society.

Kosmos re-defines the relationship between classical and world music.

Gypsy, Jewish and Greek music glide into hot-blooded tango, Japanese and Finnish music, referencing classical composers including Piazzolla, Brahms, Vaughan Williams and Sarasate,

Viola player Meg specialises in a fusion of world and folk music styles from Celtic to Greek, Romanian to Japanese.

Harriet is an internationally renowned violinist whose 1730 Italian instrument lends its name to another of her musical collaborations, the Celoniatus Ensemble.

She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a First-Class honours degree and has played with the Royal Philharmonic and English Symphony orchestras.

Completing this innovative trio is Serbian born Milivojevic who is an ambassador for the classical accordion.

As a musician he performs different genres including classical, tango and world music. Milos’s playing is featured on the award-winning Bollywood movie ‘Barfi’ and he has performed tango live on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

And he comes to the Millgate having performed at some of the world’s most iconic venues: the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and Wigmore Hall.

Kosmos Ensemble have been performing as a trio for nearly seven years, brought together by their love of Balkan and eastern European music.

After Pomegranate and Mazi Mazi (Together Together) they’re working on a third as yet untitled CD with a number of the new tracks to be performed at Millgate.

The Kosmos Ensemble are also playing the Barbirolli Room at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on June 5 (1.30pm).

Tickets can be booked online at: www.saddleworthconcertssociety.org.uk

Tickets: £15 Adults / £4 children and music students

For more details on Kosmos go to: www.kosmosensemble.com

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