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Liquid Architecture is an award-winning ensemble formed by outstanding graduates of the U.K.'s leading conservatoires with the aim of excelling in their interpretations of classic works, championing neglected repertoire and promoting new music for mixed ensembles.

The ensemble first came together in 2005 to perform the Schubert Octet at the inaugural Chelsea Schubert Festival. The name is inspired by a quote from Goethe "The best form of architecture is frozen music", with the theory that the inverse is also true: the best form of music is Liquid Architecture. 

The ensemble has continued to perform in venues around London including The Forge, Lauderdale House, St Olave's Tower Hill, St John's Waterloo, St Peter's Vauxhall, St Saviour's Pimlico, Holy Trinity Sloane Square and Regent Hall. In 2007 the ensemble gave the World Premiere of the octet by Philip Sawyers and performed music by Beethoven & Schubert for the Schubert Institute U.K.

In April 2009, Liquid Architecture performed Octets by Howard Ferguson and Mark-Anthony Turnage (in the presence of the composer) at the Royal Festival Hall as winners of a MMSF/Philharmonia Ensemble Award. As a result of winning an award from the Tunnell Trust, the ensemble gave concerts across Scotland in December 2009, including the first performances of Concertini Variations, a commission from Alasdair Spratt supported by an award from the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust. In 2010, Liquid Architecture performed for the Schubert Society of Great Britain and returned to Scotland to give concerts and school workshops. It was during this trip that a representative from Making Music attended a concert, which resulted in the ensemble being selected for the Concert Promoter's Network 2011-12.

Liquid Architecture gratefully acknowledges financial support from the PRS Foundation.