Thursday 3rd October - 7.30pm
Wonhee Bae - violin I,
Yuna Ha - violin II
Jiwon Kim - viola
Ye-eun Heo - cello
Frank Bridge Novelletten H44 (1904)
Beethoven Quartet in F major Op. 18 no 1
Schubert Quartet in G major D887were times that I simply could not believe my ears.’
Calgary Herald September 2016
Formed in 2016 at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, the Esmé Quartet have been praised for their warm sound, hyper-sensitive ensemble, and powerful stage presence. They are the first prize winners of the 2018 Wigmore International String Quartet Competition as well as laureates of international competitions in Trondheim and Berlin.
Recent engagements include a residency in the Classic Esterhazy Eisenstadt Austria in September 2018, a concert at the Wigmore Hall in 2019, a debut concert at the 2019 Lucerne Festival and an appearance in the Lübeck Brahms Festival, as well as a tour of the UK of which this concert is a part.
‘…the Esmé’s monumental Schubert Quartet in G D887 was the Michelin-starred meal’. Strings Magazine UK