Next Concert: 15th October 2022


Beethoven Plus! 18

Bookings now open!


We would like to offer a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who continues to help make our concerts possible, particularly Bryan Fox and our volunteers. Please let us know if you would like to support us by volunteering.

We can’t wait to see you all again!

 We are friends and colleagues who draw on a wealth of experience gained through many years of music-making. Since our formation, we have given over 200 concerts, and have an enormous and varied repertoire of chamber music.

Ignaz Pleyel

We take our name from the Classical composer Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831), a brilliant musician and businessman, who, in addition to writing a large body of accessible chamber music, helped increase the popularity of this wonderful kind of music-making amongst amateurs and professionals as both music publisher and piano manufacturer in the early nineteenth century

Upcoming Concerts

Date City Venue
02/10/22 Evesham, Worcestershire Evesham and District Music Club, All Saints Church
Time: 2:45pm. Address: Merstow Green. Programme to include Mozart and Beethoven Quintets for piano and winds and Poulenc’s Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano.
Concert: Beethoven PLUS!
15/10/22 Manchester Emmanuel Church
Time: 11:00am. Address: 6 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury. Beethoven’s ground-breaking piano trio Op. 1, no. 2 in G major is contrasted with Max Bruch’s rarely-heard Trio, op. 5 in C minor.
12/11/22 Manchester Emmanuel Church
Time: 2:00pm. Address: 6 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury. Sarah Ewins and Harvey Davies give a presentation to the North West branch of The Elgar Society featuring Elgar’s music for violin and piano and sketching his musical progress from Salon to Concert Hall. We play short works and finish with the great Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 82.
Concert: Beethoven PLUS!
19/11/22 Manchester Emmanuel Church
Time: 11:00am. Address: 6 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury. Beethoven’s Sonata in A minor, Op. 23 is paired with Elgar’s glorious Sonata, Op. 82 written in 1918.

‘The Ensemble which thrilled us last season’

Rhyl Music Club

‘You are such wonderful communicators – both of the emotional range and variety of the music you played, and of your own infectious enjoyment – that Saturday’s concert was a very special one, hugely relished by the audience’

Banstead Arts Feb. 2020

‘The (Middlewich & District) Society enjoyed a performance by the Pleyel Ensemble that members said was both ‘enthralling and exciting’

Crewe Chronicle