Ensemble Marsyas

Ensemble Marsyas

Ensemble Marsyas ©Mirjam Devriendt

Formed to explore the virtuoso wind music from the eighteenth century, the Edinburgh based Ensemble Marsyas counts amongst its members some of the finest historical instrumentalists working in Europe today.


    Since winning first prize at the 2007 Brugge International Competition, each member has established themselves at the forefront of the profession and individually they have been awarded accolades by both critics and the recording industry alike. Ensemble Marsyas is a flexible ensemble and performs in a wide-array of formations from chamber music programmes to projects with orchestra, choir and vocal soloists directed from the harpsichord by Peter Whelan.

    Ensemble Marsyas has received support from Creative Scotland and the Irish Arts Council, and perform regularly at the Wigmore Hall. They have also appeared at the Göttingen Handel Festival, the East Neuk, Lammermuir, and Tetbury Festivals; Great Music in Irish Houses, and the Zelenka Festival in Prague. In 2017 Ensemble Marsyas made its debut at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Kilkenny Festival, and the Bath Festival.