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The Alkyona Quartet plays Bach, Purcell, Maconchy and Weinberg

When
Wednesday December 4, 2019 at 13:10
Where
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Tickets
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. The Art of Fugue BWV 1080 - Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Contrapunctus I
    • Contrapunctus IV
    • Contrapunctus IX
    • Contrapunctus XI
  2. Chacony for 4 strings in G minor Z 730 - Henry Purcell
  3. String Quartet No 13, 'Quartetto corto' - Elizabeth Maconchy
  4. String Quartet No 17 Op 146 - Mieczyslaw Weinberg

The Alkyona Quartet (Emma Purslow, Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux, Henrietta Hill and Jobine Siekman) formed in October 2017, as a collaboration between Fellows, graduates and current students of the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In the short time they have been together, they have performed at the invitation of Billericay Arts Association, Music Talks Kensington, NW Live, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. As a quartet they love approaching well-known quartet repertoire and finding more unusual ways to present it. They especially enjoy cross-collaborative projects, including working with film makers; Indian Tabla player Kuljit Bhamra MBE; actress Saskia Reeves; composer Caroline Heslop and video-game composers. They are working on an innovative collaboration with ballet choreographer Richard Bermange on a film of Janacek’s ‘Intimate Letters’. The quartet have studied with Richard Lester, Ben Hancox, Rafael Todes, Catherine Manson, James Boyd and Mark Messenger. The members have individually performed at festivals including Santander, Lake District Summer Music International Festival, the Roman River Festival, the East Neuk Festival and the Stift International Festival in Holland, and have won prizes including the Britten Intercollegiate Quartet Prize, the RCM Violin Competition and the Ginette Neuveu Competition. Future quartet engagements include Matlock Music Society and a concert exploring ‘Music and Mind’ with NW Live.

Free recital with retiring collection.


Venue
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
London
W1J 9LL
England
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