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Atenea Quartet
Atenea Quartet

Sat, 28 Sept


Holy Trinity Church

Atenea Quartet

Time & Location

28 Sept 2024, 19:30

Holy Trinity Church, Church Rd, Claygate, Esher KT10 0JP


HAYDN  String Quartet in G major, Op 77 No 1

BRITTEN  Three Divertimenti for String Quartet (1936)

PURCELL  Fantasias in 4 parts 

SCHUBERT  String Quartet in D minor, D810, ‘Death and the Maiden’

Gil Sisquella Oncins, violin

Jaume Angelès Fité, violin

Bernat Santacana Hervada, viola

Iago Domínguez Eiras, cello

Our 2024/25 programme opens with an exciting young string quartet from Spain. Please note the new start time of 7.30pm for this and all of our concerts this season.

The quartet’s programme contrasts the work of established cornerstones of the quartet repertoire by two masters of the genre, Haydn and Schubert, with early works by two British composers.   Both Henry Purcell’s Fantasias and Britten’s Three Divertimenti were written when the composers were in their early twenties, experimenting in writing for strings.

The Atenea Quartet was founded in 2019 in Barcelona. An internationally acclaimed ensemble dedicated to exploring the vast string quartet repertoire, they were finalists in the 2023 Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) international auditions, and are currently based in Basel, Switzerland.

Renowned for their performances of classical and contemporary works, the quartet has received numerous awards, including the 'Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2023', first prizes in the Competition el Primer Palau 2022 and Orpheus Swiss Chamber Music Competition 2021, among others.

In the 2023/24 season the quartet are taking part in numerous international competitions, including the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition, Borciani String Quartet Competition and the Geneva String Quartet Competition.

The quartet has been invited to prestigious festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, the Barcelona String Quartet Biennial, the Schubertíada de Vilabertran, the Musikdorf Ernen Festival, the Kulturfest Resonanzen Sils, the Wissembourg International Music Festival, Festival d’Aix en Provence and the Juan March Foundation. They have also premiered works by composers like Raquel García-Tomás, Antoni Ros-Marbà, and Mauro Hertig. Future engagements also include a recital at the Festival de Barcelona Obertura.

Currently the ensemble are continuing their musical training at the Hochschule für Musik FHNW in Basel, under the guidance of Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), Silvia Simionescu (Gringolts Quartet), Claudio Martínez Mehner, Anton Kernjak and Anna Gebert.

The Atenea Quartet are supported by the Young Classical Artists Trust, YCAT.

Visit their website for more information.

Image © May Zircus


Listen to the Atenea's winning performance at the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2023 here.


“The Atenea Quartet’s impressive performance of their program was persuasive and inspiring. I am very much looking forward to their Debut concert at our Summer Festival...Like numerous previous winners of the ‘Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes', these musicians fulfill all of the prerequisites necessary for an international career and have a promising future ahead of them.”

Michael Haefliger, Lucerne Festival, December 2022


Concert ticket £22

Members, children, students under 26, accompanying carers: free 

NHS staff, Universal Credit recipients £5

Family Ticket: £30 for two adults, or £15 for one adult, accompanying one or more children

Available at the door (cards, cash and cheques accepted) and in advance

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