Thursday 28th February 2019

Heath Quartet

Oliver Heath violin
Sara Wolstenholme violin
Gary Pomeroy viola 
Chris Murray cello 

 

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PROGRAMME

Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Opus 20, No. 4
Ligeti: String Quartet No. 2
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 127

Stephen Pettitt, in The Sunday Times wrote of their recording of the complete quartets of Bartok, “…an electrifying intensity, maintaining an irresistible impetus and negotiating abrupt character changes with aplomb…” 4 June 2017  

The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet are fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. In May 2013 they became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music they were selected for representation by YCAT, were awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship and in 2012 won Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Listen to them here playing Haydn Quartet Op 76
No 2 ‘Fifths’ at the Wigmore Hall
http://www.heathquartet.com/videos/haydn-quartet-op-76-no-2-fifths/

To learn more about the Heath Quartet visit their website http://www.heathquartet.com/about/