January 22nd 2017
The Heath Quartet – Britain’s Rising Stars
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The Heath Quartet!
Britain’s Rising Stars
Britain’s award winning Heath Quartet, already a favourite in Europe, is set to win over a new audience when it makes its Canadian debut! The Quartet is almost fearless in its pursuit of ensemble variety, which includes mainstream, lesser known, and totally new works across many cultures.
J.S. Bach: 3 Organ Preludes
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731; Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr, BWV 662; In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
Bartok: String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 7
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 13 in G Major, Op. 106
In 2013, The Heath Quartet became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. The year before, it won the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany.
Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the ensemble has performed the complete Beethoven Cycle at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, the world premiere of a Sir John Tavener work at the BBC Proms, and concerts in Bonn, Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, and New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. It has collaborated with such musical luminaries as Ian Bostridge, Stephen Hough, Richard Lester, and the Tokyo Quartet. Its members are chamber music professors at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Recently Harmonia Mundi released The Heath Quartet CD set of quartets by Tchaikovsky (studio recording) and Bartók (recorded live at Wigmore Hall).
“A performance of unforced beauty and tremulous tension.” – The Times
“Broad paragraphs of bold expression were avidly pursued but always stemmed from a lucid intellectual plane.” – The Strad
Watch a biopic of The Heath Quartet, followed by their Wigmore Hall performance of Schubert’s String Quartet in D minor, D. 810. Please note that Cerys Jones has left the ensemble November 2016. A new second violinist to be announced.