NCO Soloists are principal players with the orchestra.  They are renowned chamber musicians who play for the NCO and other notable orchestras.

You can hire NCO Soloists (from a trio to an octet) for your concert, event or festival.

Below are some Example Programmes to whet your appetite.  They are interchangeable, and we can be flexible to meet your programming needs and to fit your budget.

If you prefer to make your own suggestions, our Artistic Director, Nicholas Ward, and our Concerts Manager, Jonathan Thackeray, will be happy to discuss programme ideas with you.

Programme 1 (7 players):

Ropartz  Prélude, Marine et Chansons

Saint-Saëns  Fantaisie for Violin and Harp

Fauré  Sicilienne

Ravel  Septet

Mozart  Clarinet Quintet


Programme 2 (5 players):

Mozart  String Quintet in G minor K516

Bruckner  Adagio

Dvořák  String Quintet Opus 97


Programme 3 (8 players):

R Strauss  Sextet from Capriccio

Brahms  Sextet in G op 36

Mendelssohn  Octet


For more information, prices and/or to book, please contact Jonathan Thackeray on 0161 247 2220, or email