About Us

A new London based charity has been launched to promote the music of Latin America in the UK.

Through concerts, recordings, score restoration and education, Poliphonia aims to unlock exciting and diverse repertoire of the Americas to wider audiences. The revision and digitization of scores still in manuscript form will be a key focus of the charity along with a commitment to commissioning new works and supporting younger musicians.

The charity has been established by one of Brazil’s leading classical musicians, pianist Clélia Iruzun along with Renato Martins, the violinist Nadia Myerscough, the cellist Nick Roberts and double bass player Sarah Neil.

What we do

Concerts

Poliphonia will promote concerts in the UK with repertoire from composers from the Americas with the aim of introducing works by lesser known composers from this part of the world. It will also sponsor young players interested in learning this repertoire.

Education

The creation of bridges between professional musicians with knowledge of music from the Americas, and young performers playing together in workshops and concerts; guiding and introducing a new generation to this repertoire.

Restoration

Poliphonia aims to revise and digitise works still in manuscript form to facilitate the performance of such works and making online versions available free of charge on the website.

Recording

Poliphonia will record and produce films of both performances and educational content introducing and promoting composers from the Americas.

Our Achievements so far

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Premières of Music from the Americas never performed before for British and European audiences

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Composers performed in Poliphonia concerts throughout the UK

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Countries from the Americas have featured in Poliphonia projects.

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Musicians have performed or featured in all Poliphonia projects to date.