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The Pelléas Ensemble was formed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011. Playing with “verve and polish” (The Times), they recently won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award, and the 2017 Elias Fawcett Award for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the Royal Overseas League competition. In 2016 they won both the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, and won a place on the prestigious Tillett Trust Y
Since his debut in the Southbank Centre at age 23, British pianist Alexander Soares has garnered a reputation as an artist who combines huge intensity, clarity and intellect. Since winning the Gold Medal in the prestigious Royal Overseas League Competition in 2015, he has performed in major venues and festivals across the U.K., Europe and United States, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on numerous occasions.
The Petrof Piano Trio was created in 2009 by Wihan Quartet violinist, Jan Schulmeister. The members are renowned chamber-music players and bring to the ensemble over thirty years’ experience of concert activity.
Dorset County Museum picked up two trophies at the sixth Dorset Tourism Business Awards following their record-breaking attraction, Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure.
Context One Heritage and Archaeology started the archaeological excavation at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester on 25 June 2018. This is being carried out in advance of the major £14.9m Heritage Lottery funded Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset project which transform the museum into a leading contemporary cultural and heritage centre.
As part of its £14.9 million redevelopment, Dorset County Museum will soon be hitting the road with its unique ‘Pop Up’ Museum. By taking to the road, the Museum will visit communities across the county, giving them a unique insight and up-close experience of what the future Museum will look like. People will be able to experience some of the treasures from the Museum’s collection and have an opportunity to say what they would like to see in their future Museum.
This Summer, Dorset County Museum is pleased to welcome visitors to its own LIVE, onsite archaeological dig within the museums ancient grounds. Lost and forgotten for centuries, the ancient Roman road that lies beneath the museum is finally being uncovered and YOU are ALL invited to witness this unique event.