Estehaagse Ensemble

The name 'Estehaagse Ensemble' is a play on ‘Esterhazy’, the palace where Haydn worked, and ‘Haagse’, meaning of Den Haag, the city where the ensemble is based.

It was founded by baroque violinists James Hewitt (graduated a few years ago from the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag with Pavlo Beznoziuk, and now teacher of historical improvisation there), and Xiangji Zeng (currently studying at the Royal Conservatory with Lucy van Dael and and Ryo Terakado).  They specialise in chamber music on historical instruments, working together regularly as a duo, but also as a string trio, baroque trio sonata ensemble, and classical chamber music with fortepiano. 

Repertoire ranges from the seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries, and the ensemble plays in venues ranging from churches throughout the Netherlands to private living room concerts, and events such as the opening of Dutch parliament in Ridderzaal.