The Veles Ensemble

Our new recording was just released on Toccata Classics:

A CD of chamber music by Austrian/British composer and Schoenberg student Egon Wellesz. This project was kindly supported by the Egon-Wellesz-Fonds, the University of Oxford – Magdalen College, and our generous crowdfunding supporters.

More info here: Egon Wellesz – Chamber Music | Veles Ensemble

The Veles Ensemble is a classical string trio based in London, UK, exploring rarely heard masterpieces as well as bringing the classics to life and onto the concert stage. The  ensemble is also committed to promoting new compositions and contemporary music: the Veles Ensemble released their debut CD for Toccata Classics with chamber music by composer Steve Elcock in 2018. Their newest CD, released in February 2023, is a recording of chamber music by Austrian/British composer and musicologist Egon Wellesz. Individually, Evva and Hartmut have been featured on a NAXOS CD with works by late Stephen Dodgson.

Performances have taken the Veles Ensemble to festivals and concerts around the UK and Europe, including France, Slovakia and Scotland, and the ensemble has performed live on ‘In Tune’ on BBC Radio3.

” Wellesz’s chamber music, idiomatically played by the Veles Ensemble,(…) 
  Egon Wellesz – Chamber Music CD review |one of two CD “picks of the week”

Guardian, February 2023

” The performances are marvellous. 
Toccata Classics CD review

Gramophone, April 2019
Hartmut Richter violin       ~        Ralitsa Naydenova viola       ~        Evva Mizerska cello

The Veles Ensemble was founded in 2016 by three young successful classical musicians – soloists, recitalists and performers in leading London chamber orchestras: Evva Mizerska – cello, Ralitsa Naydenova – viola and Hartmut Richter – violin. The Veles Ensemble occasionally expands to play as a piano quartet and other more rare line-ups.

For more information on Evva, Ralitsa and Hartmut please see the Biography page.