The quartet is really excited to announce the inaugural Weesp Chamber Music Festival which will take place from March 28th – 30th, 2014. Situated just outside of Amsterdam, the Van Houten church in Weesp is a dream venue to start a chamber music festival. Not only does it have wonderful acoustics suited to chamber music but […]
We just came back from Canada and are very happy to announce we won 3rd prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition! We had a fantastic time at the McGill International String Quartet Academy 2 weeks prior to the competition, where we worked with wonderful musicians from the Berg, Guarneri and Vogler Quartets and […]
We are very lucky to have found a wonderful new cellist: Brian O’Kane! Brian is in increasing demand both as a soloist and chamber musician and we are very happy that he has joined the quartet. We feel we have a great chemistry together and are very excited about our future!
In February next year we will be Quartet in Residence at Britten-Pears in Aldeburgh, to study with the wonderful teacher Ferenc Rados. We played to Mr Rados several times in the last few years and are over the moon he wanted to come to Aldeburgh to coach us to work on Beethoven Quartets.
In January 2013 we will be touring Scotland with concerts and workshops in Aberdeen, Dundee, Kirkcaldy and Musselburgh. We are very excited to return to Aberdeen for a third time!
In April next year we will perform Schoenberg’s Concerto for string quartet and orchestra with the National Youth Orchestra of Britain. The concerts will take place at the Sage Gateshead (11 April) and Royal Festival Hall (13 April). We are looking forward very much to working with the members of the orchestra in Durham prior […]
After a successful performance of Joseph Phibbs’ wonderful pieces ‘Agea’ and ‘Canticle of the Rose’ with singer Helen-Jane Howells at the 2010 Presteigne Festival, we have been asked to record both pieces for NMC Recordings!
We are very pleased to say that we have been nominated for the Grachten Festival Award which will be presented on the 15th August in Amsterdam! The 15th August will see the presentation of the sixth GrachtenfestivalPrijs to an ensemble or a musician of demonstrated talent at the start of their career. During this evening’s […]
After many happy years with Ycat we are delighted to announce that we will now be represented by Andrew Strange at Rayfield Artists! www.rayfieldartists.com