Amstel Saxophone Quartet
After having a year off to receive treatment for Hodgkin's Disease, baritone sax player Ties Mellema returned to regular playing with the Amstel Quartet on 2 July. Welcome back, Ties!
The Auricle Ensemble enjoyed a triumph at its groundbreaking Common Ground project with Admiral Fallow and Steve Forman in January.
Divertimenti made their debut at the Ashbourne Festival in Derbyshire on 24 June.
The world's funniest string quartet are looking forward to their second week-long Schools Tour in and around Dublin, as well as return trips to Taiwan in the autumn of 2017.
The Symphonic Brass of London
The country's foremost brass ensemble made their first appearance at the Northern Aldborough Festival on 1 July.
Tim premiered his new Jazz Violin Concerto with the Omsk Philharmonic on 19 May 2016, under the baton of Dmitry Vassiliyev. This is the first concerto ever to feature an improvising soloist with the traditional symphony orchestra lineup and no rhythm section.
Trio Goya are basking in the success of their first tour of Scotland in January 2017.