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5 March 2020, 8pm (doors at 7.30pm)

Formed in 2016, the Albion Quartet brings together four of the UK’s exceptional young string players who are establishing themselves rapidly on the international stage.

Having made their debuts last season at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the 2018/19 season sees the Albion Quartet’s debuts at the Wigmore Hall and at Town Hall/Symphony Hall Birmingham.

The ensemble is passionate about exploring new repertoire and will premiere a new work for soprano and string quartet by Kate Whitley at THSH Birmingham and a new full-length quartet by Freya Waley-Cohen at the Wigmore Hall in 2019.

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Tickets are £20 (£5 full time students)

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Programme

Beethoven: String Quartet, Op.18 No.5
Elizabeth Maconchy: Quartet No.3
Brahms: Quartet No.3, Op.6

About Albion Quartet

Formed in 2016, the Albion Quartet brings together four of the UK’s exceptional young string players who are establishing themselves rapidly on the international stage.

Having made their debuts last season at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the 2018/19 season sees the Albion Quartet’s debuts at the Wigmore Hall and at Town Hall/Symphony Hall Birmingham, as well as the release of the first disc of their Dvořák cycle for Signum records. They will also continue their residency at London’s Kings Place and perform at the Oxford Lieder Festival.

The ensemble’s creative curiosity has already led to collaborations with several composers: In spring 2019, they will premiere a new work for soprano and string quartet by Kate Whitley at THSH Birmingham, and June 2019 will see the world premiere of a new full-length quartet by Freya Waley-Cohen at the Aldeburgh Festival. The Albion Quartet has also collaborated with renowned artists such as bass Matthew Rose at the Aldeburgh Festival 2016, violist Douglas Paterson of the Schubert Ensemble, Miguel da Silva, formerly the violist of the Ysaÿe Quartet and pianist Roland Pöntinen. In September 2018 they will perform Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Melodies with the Martinů Voices at Kloster Corvey in Germany.

Passionate about education, the quartet holds a residency at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, where they regularly give masterclasses and performances in the Dora Stoutzker Hall. They were Quartet-in-Residence at Gresham’s School last season, where they opened the new Britten Concert Hall in 2017. As a Cavatina Chamber Music Trust ensemble, they also give workshops at primary schools.

The members of the quartet play on a fine collection of instruments, including a Stradivarius and Guarnerius.