Keele Concerts: The Villiers Quartet
Named after Villiers Street in London’s colourful musical epicentre, the Villiers Quartet encompasses the grand and iconic spirit of the extraordinary music tradition in London.
Hailed as one of the most charismatic and “adventurous” quartets of the European chamber music scene (The Strad), the Villiers Quartet has developed an international reputation for its performances of British music. Championing music which reflects Britain’s rich musical heritage, the Villiers Quartet has performed works by Elgar, Britten, Delius, William Sterndale Bennett, Robert Saxton, Kuljit Bhamra, MBE and Frank Bridge. The quartet has been praised for its “exquisite ensemble playing” (Seen & heard International), and its performances have been hailed as “masterful” (Classical source).
The Quartets internationally acclaimed Villiers Quartet New Works Competition encourages audiences to interact with contemporary music performance online, and supports the creation of new works for string quartet. The competition ran in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
Violin I: James Dickenson
Violin II: Tamaki Higashi
Viola: Carmen Flores
Cella: Nick Stringfellow
Mozart - Quartet in G Major, K. 387 (ca 27 min)
Martyn Harry - Quartet No. 3 (ca. 15 min) World Premiere
Beethoven - Quartet in C# minor, Op. 131 (ca. 35 min)
TICKETS: £16 | £5 STUDENTS | FREE KEELE MUSIC STUDENTS AND 16 & UNDER
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- Westminster Theatre, Keele University
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- 01782 734340