BCMG performing Kevin Volans The Partenheimer Project at Ikon Gallery

BCMG players

At BCMG’s heart is an ensemble of superb musicians, many drawn from within the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, whose virtuosity is matched by their commitment and enthusiasm. It is the specialist skills of these players – developed over the years through BCMG – which attract the world’s leading artists to work with the Group.

From the outset, BCMG’s co-founders Simon Clugston and Ulrich Heinen felt that it was important composers should have the freedom to write for whatever instrumentation they chose and not feel obliged to compose for a fixed instrumental line-up. This flexibility continues to enable BCMG to commission and perform a wider variety of music than would otherwise be possible.

Marie-Christine Zupancic Flute
Melinda Maxwell Oboe
Joanna Patton Clarinet
Mark O’Brien Clarinet
Oliver Janes Clarinet
Margaret Cookhorn Bassoon
Mark Phillips Horn
Anthony Howe Trombone
Graham Sibley Tuba
Julian Warburton Percussion
Céline Saout Harp
Alexandra Wood Violin
Christopher Yates Viola
Ulrich Heinen Cello
John Tattersdill Double Bass