It is frightening to surmise just how good they can be
— the daily telegraph

Chloé Charody founded her ensemble in 2008 as a female led ensemble that fused classical music, opera & circus into a unique cocktail. The ensemble was originally founded as ‘Ilythian’ featuring the acrobatic violin virtuoso Sonja Schebeck, songstress Simone Easthope & pianist Lindsay Gilroy. The ensemble was hailed by the critics for their dynamic performances & for their powerful yet delicate interpretation of Chloé Charody’s sound world. Since all moving to Europe in 2010, each member has gone on to enjoy successful careers as well as perform in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’ (London’s West End & Hamburg). In 2019 the reformed ensemble has expanded to include up to 9 musicians & circus artists.