Biographies & History

Nick Milner GBCM & Jeanette Milner BA(HONS) LRAM
are the founder members and directors of Classic Ensembles Limited. They have both attended and gained their musical qualifications from the major music Academies and Conservatoires of Britain.

These have included The Royal Academy of Music in London, The Birmingham Conservatoire, and Post Graduate Orchestral Studies Diploma from Goldsmiths University in London. Both musicians have gained full degrees in music with further studies in performance and orchestral playing.

Following his music studies, Nick pursued a career playing with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and for four years playing in Europe with The Maggio Musical Orchestra of Florence in Italy. He has also toured with English National Opera North and Royal Sadlers Wells Ballet Company.

Jeanette won a prestigious scholarship to study at The Royal Academy of Music and has performed solo recitals and chamber music in Europe and in the UK. Chamber ensembles have included performances at The Guildhall, London and St Martins-in-the-fields. She has worked on recordings for theatres such as the Manchester Library Theatre. She has played with professional freelance orchestras in London and the North West including Manchester Camerata, Manchester Mozart Players and Liverpool Sinfonia. She has taught flute at University College, London, Lancaster University, St. Martin’s College, Lancaster and has also adjudicated on Music Award panels.

All musicians working with
Classic Ensembles have received the same formal training at leading Academies and Colleges.
They have all gained experience playing with professional orchestras including The Halle, The BBC
Philharmonic Orchestra
, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Northern Ballet Company.

We believe that only with this training and extensive professional experience can Classic Ensembles achieve the polished and professional performance you as the client would expect for your special occasion.