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Kleio String Quartet
Kleio String Quartet

Sat, 06 Apr


Holy Trinity Church

Kleio String Quartet

8pm, doors open 7.30pm

Time & Location

06 Apr 2024, 20:00

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


HAYDN   String Quartet Op 74,  No 3 in G minor, 'The Rider'

WYNTON MARSALIS    String Quartet No 1 (At The Octoroon Balls) - Movements 4 'Many Gone', 5 'Hellbound Highway', 6 'Blue Lights on the Bayou' and 7 'Rampart St. Row House Rag' 

BARTOK   String Quartet No 4 in C major

Yume Fujise, violin

Katherine Yoon, violin

Jenny Lewisohn, viola

Eliza Millett, cello

The young Kleio String Quartet are quickly establishing themselves internationally and in April 2023 won First Prize at the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition.

The quartet have performed in major international venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Victoria Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the DR Koncerthuset and the Black Diamond in Copenhagen, among many others.

In 2023 they held a residency at Snape Maltings' Britten-Pears Festival in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and are taking up a series of residencies hosted by the Strijkkwartet Biënnale Amsterdam from 2023 to 2025, as well as at ProQuartet - Centre Européen de Musique de Chambre for the season 2023-24.

The quartet were selected for the Tunnell Trust’s Music Club Awards Scheme 2022-23 and are Kirckman Concert Society Young Artists for 2023-24. They have also been selected to join the European MERITA platform (which promotes young string quartets) for 2023-2025.

Wynton Marsalis (b 1961, New Orleans) is a multi-award-winning American trumpeter, composer and educator. He has won nine Grammys and a Pulitzer prize (the first for a jazz composition), and is currently Managing and Artistic Director for Jazz at the Lincoln Center and Director of Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School in New York. The Kleio will give us a taster of his work with four movements from his String Quartet No 1, At the Octoroon Balls (1999). The composition explores the American Creole contradictions and compromises – cultural, social, and political – exemplified by life in New Orleans and its early 19th century history. An exciting first for OCMS!

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Listen to the Kleio's winning performance at the Carl Nielsen Competition here.


“a wonderfully dedicated group of musicians who bring assuredness and freshness to everything they play” Alina Ibragimova

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