The Aire Ensemble is a professional classical chamber music group that was originally formed in 2009 by clarinettist Deborah Pennington with fellow students from Leeds College of Music.
Over the years Deborah has worked with many brilliant musicians and today the ensemble is a trio comprising flute, clarinet and piano. Deborah has been joined by Caroline Lisk on flute and pianist Yuko York.
The Music Services page gives information on the three members.
With a wealth of performances to its credit, the Aire Ensemble has a large repertoire of classical chamber music from which it can choose various themed programmes. These programmes can be tailored into concerts or informal performances suited for playing in care home settings, community venues, childrens' concerts... as well as playing for private and corporate functions. Please use the Contact Form for any queries.
See the Past Concerts page for a full list of the Aire Ensemble’s achievements to date.
Deborah Pennington, founder of the Aire Ensemble
Background information about Deborah Pennington, Will Mace and one of The Aire Ensemble's regular accompanists on piano, Mata Williams, is given on the Biographies page.
Background information about Deborah, Will and Mata is given on the Biographies page.
Public concerts at which The Aire Ensemble has performed include such venues as the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, Harewood House and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, together with many others which can be seen on the Past Concerts page.
Regular venues for public concerts are the Arts Centre at Trinity Church, Leeds, and the Courthouse at Otley. A special highlight in 2013 was the commission to perform at Chesstival in Bradford, an outdoor street event for which The Aire Ensemble co-opted a number of special guests to perform.
for details of fun concerts for all the family, plus a jigsaw of this poster to start the family fun right now!
All three members of the Aire Ensemble are accomplished musicians and experienced in teaching their respective instruments, as well as offering accompanying services for exams and concerts. See the Music Services page for more information.
In addition to leading the Aire Ensemble, Deborah Pennington is also the founder and leader of the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble for advanced clarinet players. The Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble meets fortnightly at the Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre in Leeds.
Clarinettist Deborah Pennington, pianist Yuko York and flautist Caroline Lisk
Members of the Aire Ensemble, based in Leeds
See the Aire Ensemble perform this summer:
Saturday 9th July
Kirkstall Festival (the Nave), 3pm
The Aire Ensemble is performing Animal Fair - an interractive animal themed show for young children, combining classical music with movement and masks.
Wednesday 29th June
Classical Platform at the
7.15 to 10pm
£6 or £3 with NUS card. Under 18s free