The Dr K. Sextet was founded at the Royal College of Music in 2009. The group consists of members from a diverse range of musical backgrounds, incorporating contemporary, traditional and ethno-musicological influences, and we are committed to using this combined musical experience to create fresh, exciting new music. We have performed widely around the UK, featuring at venues including the Forge Camden, Club Inégales, the Edge Music concert series and Southwark Cathedral, festivals including Roman River Music and the Whitley Arts Festival, and recently featured on BBC Radio 3 ‘Late Junction’. International appearances include an unforgettable appearance at the Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe.
Dr K. are a regular ensemble in residence for the Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy, enjoy a long standing relationship with Late Music York and recently worked with composer Ewan Campbell and soprano Lesley-Jane Rogers on ‘The Pierrot Project’, exploring music related to the themes of Schoenberg’s ‘Pierrot Lunaire’ featuring collaboration with visual artists and commissions from a range of established and emerging composers. Recent projects include a celebration of the music of Steve Reich and his ‘Bang On A Can’ associates and ‘Storytelling ‘: a programme of diverse musical and folk traditions in response to the UK-India Year of Culture.