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Maskarade Clarinet Quartet


Carousel, formed in 1992, is a successful and adaptable Clarinet Duo with a strong performing background and in addition to following independent careers as soloists, orchestral and chamber musicians, teachers, examiners, adjudicators and conductors, the Duo has extensive experience of working with adults and children of all ages and abilities. Venues have included special and mainstream schools, hospitals and hospices, day centres and residential homes throughout the UK. Having formerly worked for many years under the auspices of Sir Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now! scheme, the Duo now gives regular concerts and workshops for The Council for Music in Hospitals and the Lost Chord Project for Dementia Sufferers as well as providing entertainment at parties, weddings and corporate events.

Carousel offers...

... something for everyone with balanced programmes, catering for all tastes

... a fascinating introduction to the clarinet and other members of the clarinet family for further interest and variety

... audience participation using percussion instruments, singing, conducting, movement and, if you're lucky, the opportunity to have a blow on a clarinet!

... links with the National Curriculum : listening and appraising, composing and performing - fun games and activities

What people have said about Carousel ...

"...the musicians were really warm and friendly, most sensitive to the needs of the audience, very professional and well presented..."

"...both children and staff were enraptured! They really joined in well and are still talking about it!"

"... a really sensory session, with varied content and very good audience participation, enjoyed by all ..."

"... excellent, fun and educational. Performers were delightful and everyone was engaged..."

"...the audience were made to feel part of the performance rather than just observing. They are very appreciative and would like a return visit!"

Carousel repertoire includes original works specially written for two clarinets along with arrangements of popular classics (including opera and ballet), jazz and dance band numbers, traditional folk songs, Old Time Music Hall and wartime favourites, children's TV and film themes, nursery rhymes, songs......and more!

Further information on our education and community projects is available to download here

Carousel repertoire suitable for weddings can be viewed at weddings and corporate functions.


What Carousel costs ...

...for a single session (up to 2 hours) £200
...longer projects by negotiation  


links: Hummingbird Maskarade Music Publishing