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The Consone Quartet are a young string quartet with a really big future. They play with perfect intonation, tremendous attack, and impeccable historical style. All the four instruments work together with such intelligence and imagination, that I would happily listen to them every day. Sir Roger Norrington
Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard House featuring The Consone Quartet.
£20 (£5 students), booking recommended
Subscription tickets: £190 (£65 students), valid for all 15 concerts
Haydn: String Quartet Op.33 No.4
Onslow: String Quartet Op.8 No.1
Beethoven: String Quartet Op.135
Please note this programme is subject to change
The first period instrument string quartet to be selected as BBC New Generation Artists, the Consone Quartet is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting ensembles of their generation.
Celebrated for presenting historically informed interpretations of classical and romantic repertoire, their debut CD – released in 2018 on the French label Ambronay – explored music by Haydn and Mendelssohn and was described by The Strad as an album “that instantly leaps out of the stereo at you as something special.”
Formed at the Royal College of Music in London, the Consone Quartet launched their professional career in 2015, shortly after which they were awarded two prizes at the 2015 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition, including the EUBO Development Trust Prize and a place on the EEEmerging Scheme in France. They went on to become recipient of the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize.
The quartet has been enthusiastically received at London’s Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, St John’s Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields, and at the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Brighton, and King’s Lynn Festivals amongst others. The Brighton Early Music and York Early Music Festivals have been key supporters over the past few years and regularly host the group.
Further afield, the group has been invited to perform at the Philharmonie de Paris and Auditorium de Lyon in France, at the Concertgebouw Brugge, AMUZ and de Bijloke in Belgium, Concerts d’été à St Germain in Switzerland and at other venues across Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovenia. Following a tour to South America in 2018 they will make a highly anticipated North American debut in February 2023.
The Consone Quartet enjoys collaborating with fellow musicians including members of the Hanover Band, Anneke Scott, Gwilym Bowen, Paolo Zanzu, Mahan Esfahani, Justin Taylor, Gillian Keith, Jane Booth, Mary Bevan, and Alexander Rolton. They have previously worked with students of the Royal College of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and are currently chamber music fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for 2020/2021.
Summer 2021 saw them launch ‘Barnstorming!’; a series of intimate chamber music concerts, filmed at barns across the UK. The project was generously supported by Continuo Foundation. Further recent and upcoming highlights include a return to the Wigmore Hall, Buxton and Cheltenham Festivals, touring in Japan and the north of England and Scotland, as well as a ‘Consone & Friends’ BBC Radio 3 series from the Dora Stoutzker Hall in Cardiff.
This event will take place in the extension of the House which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users, and if you call in advance or ask at the information desk we can reserve an accessible seat for you.
Please note that we will be following the latest recommended government and university guidance for Covid-19.
We are not able to provide socially distanced seating. We advise ticket holders to wear a face covering. We will keep a close eye on the latest guidance and will update ticket holders if there are changes. If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19 you will be offered a refund. We recommend you take a Lateral Flow Test before attending a concert.
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If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19, a full refund will be issued.
Image: Consone Quartet, photo: Rebecca Need-Menear