Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2016, Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16 and winners of Nonclassical's Battle of the Bands 2014, The Hermes Experiment is a contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, soprano and double bass. Capitalising on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, the ensemble regularly commissions new works, as well as creating their own innovative arrangements and venturing into live free improvisation. So far, the ensemble has commissioned over 40 composers at various stages of their careers. The group's recent highlights have included tours to Russia and Estonia, as well as debuts at Kings Place and the Southbank Centre.
"The performance was meticulously nuanced, witty and chic" The Times ****
"This clever mix of instruments is more versatile than you might first think" The Observer ****