Echéa Quartet

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8pm, doors open 7.30pm

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Programme

Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, No 12, D703
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 44, No 1
Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Op 59, No 1, "Razumovsky"

First prize-winners at the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition in 2021 and the Philharmonie de Paris 2020 String Quartet Biennale 'Tremplin', the Echéa Quartet were also awarded the 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize for outstanding young string quartet.

Formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2017, the quartet are currently Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal College of Music. They are artists for the City Music Foundation, Kirckman Concert Society and the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and are the 2021/22 recipients of the Hattori Foundation’s Senior Award.

In 2018, the Echéa were the string quartet in residence at Ferrandou Musique (France) and at the Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival (USA). They subsequently performed at the Musikverein, Vienna, and collaborated with Marin Alsop at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. They have been featured on BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune”, and on CBC National Radio (Canada) as part of their tour of the west coast of North America.

The quartet have performed at a number of international festivals including Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Festival de los Siete Lagos, West Cork Chamber Music Festival and IMS Prussia Cove. They have performed in venues such as the Musikverein, Philharmonie de Paris, Musée de L’ Orangerie and Franz Liszt Academy.

Maintaining a footing on the European stage, the quartet is an ensemble for ProQuartet, the European Chamber Music Academy and Le Dimore del Quartetto. Highlights of 2022 include the quartet’s debut at Wigmore Hall and Conway Hall, and appearances at the Edinburgh, Newbury, Brighton and North Norfolk chamber music festivals.

New music is an important part of the Echéa Quartet's work and they have commissioned works by and collaborated with multiple UK-based composers.

How to get tickets

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Concert ticket: £22

Members, children and students up to age 25 (on presentation of a valid student card): FREE

Tickets can be booked online via WeGotTickets (subject to 10% admin fee), or via the Membership Secretary.

NHS offer: £5 (on presentation of ID at the door or booked through the Membership Secretary)

The Echéa Quartet are sponsored by the Tillett Trust

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