The Veles Ensemble is a classical string trio based in London, UK, exploring rarely heard masterpieces as well as bringing the classics to life and onto the concert stage. It was founded in 2016 by three young successful classical musicians – soloists, recitalists and performers in leading London chamber orchestras: Evva Mizerska – cello, Ralitsa Naydenova – viola and Hartmut Richter – violin. The ensemble is also committed to promoting new compositions and contemporary music: they recently recorded their debut CD with chamber music by British composer Steve Elcock, which was released on the Toccata Classics label in December 2018.
Veles is one of the main ancient Slavic gods: the god of earth, waters, forests and the underworld. However, he is also the god of magic , and – along with that – music, as these were believed to be closely related.