Welcome to the website of K'antu Ensemble...
After winning the Corton-Hyde Early Music Competition, K'antu Ensemble emerged in 2012. Their eclectic abilities and multi-instrumental tendencies led them to explore less-trodden territories of early music. The music of Spain and South America seemed like the obvious starting place for combining colourful and energetic elements of folk and world music with historically informed techniques - hence the name K'antu, referring to an ancient style of Peruvian and Bolivian music and dance.
They are currently promoting Gusto, their debut CD, which has been featured on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, BBC Introducing, Resonance FM's LSO Soundhub and in Early Music Today Magazine.
Their summer tour has visited St Endellion, Penzance, Dartington, Warwick, Moseley and Buxton Festival where they won the award for Best Small Classical Ensemble. In the autumn, they opened Symphony Hall's Beyond Classical Series and played at the Cadogan Hall's Culford Room. They will be returning to London this Spring following the success of their K'antu by Candlelight Christmas Series to perform at Kings Place.