The chamber music ensemble Oxalys was founded in 1993 at the Brussels Conservatory and today, it has excellent (inter)national reputation. Its chore line-up of string quintet, flute, clarinet and harp is often extended, which enables the ensemble to engage in a broader oeuvre or daring projects.
Chamber music from the Belle Epoque is at the very heart of Oxalys’ repertoire. From that central epoch (1870-1930), the ensemble looks back and forward, thus voicing Europe’s cultural history. Its varied and much-celebrated discography illustrates the ensemble’s versatility, pointing out its double focus on canonical repertoire on the one hand and lesser explored oeuvres on the other.