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Recording with the ESO

“…This is a wonderful performance of a wonderful concerto, completed by immaculate accompaniment from the English String Orchestra directed by the tireless Kenneth Woods. Very, very strongly recommended.”

From the May 2015 issue of Gramophone Magazine


The English Symphony Orchestra and English String Orchestra have amassed a discography of well over 70 recordings, primarily on the Nimbus label. Many of these discs were classical bestsellers in the UK and USA, and many of the orchestra’s recordings have received widespread international critical acclaim.

Today’s ESO  has at its core a very experienced group of seasoned orchestral recording artists, accustomed to working at the highest level with great efficiency in all musical genres from Baroque to contemporary repertoire. Past recording projects include hugely successful surveys of the music of British composers like Michael Tippett, Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten , and international works by Shostakovich and Schnittke and many others.

The modern ESO has developed strategic partnerships with a number of important producers, engineers and recording labels and are able to offer world-class results in the studio at very competitive prices for commercial and promotional recordings on all labels, demos and sound tracks. Our conductors are vastly experienced in recording concerti, operatic repertoire, contemporary music and commercial music for CD and radio world wide.

Please contact the ESO office for a competitive quote illustrating how we can make your recording project a reality.

“Technically, the equal of any orchestra in the country.”

Producer Michael Haas