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Hoylake Chamber Concert Society: Villiers String Quartet

Part of the HCCS 90th Concert Series

Add to my Calendar 24-04-2017 19:30 24-04-2017 21:30 36 Hoylake Chamber Concert Society: Villiers String Quartet The Villiers Quartet is one of the most charismatic and adventurous quartets of the British chamber music scene. Nothing is outside the VQ's repertoire as they define the string quartet for the 21st century. Dedicated to the established works of Beethoven, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, they have also developed a reputation as exceptional interpreters of English composers including Elgar, Britten and Delius. Having toured across the UK and internationally, they have been declared "one of the best young quartets around today" (Jerry Horner, Fine Arts Quartet), and their performances of Shostakovich and Tischenko have been hailed as "masterful playing." (Classical Source) They have been a featured quartet in numerous music festivals and series including the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, the Brit Jazz Fest, the Barnes Music Festival, Oundle International Festival, and the British Music Society. As a string quartet championing the works of English composers, the VQ has been invited to give masterclasses at Dartmouth College, Syracuse University, Goshen College, and the University of Nottingham. They are Quartet-in-Association with the Southern Sinfonia. Their groundbreaking digital VQ New Works Competition, held bi-annually, encourages audiences to interact with contemporary music performance online, and supports the creation of new compositions for string 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. The VQ has enjoyed working closely with a variety of artists and composers including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Jamie Walton, Kuljit Bhamra MBE, and pianist Martin Cousin. In October 2014, Naxos released their debut CD of the complete quartets of Robert Still, and they are featured on the soundtrack to the BBC television drama Lady Chatterley's Lover, which was aired in 2015. For more updates and information, please see our website and social media pages: http://www.chamberconcert.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/hoylakechamberconcert/ https://twitter.com/HCCS_music St Hildeburgh's Church, Hoylake, Wirral DD/MM/YYYY

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St Hildeburgh's Church, Hoylake | Wirral

Programme

Franz SchubertQuartettsatz in C minor, D703
José González GraneroNote del Amor Insomne
Robert StillString Quartet no. 3
Johannes BrahmsString Quartet no.1 in C minor, Op.51 no.1

Performers

James Dickenson – violin
Tamaki Higashi – violin
Carmen Flores – viola
Nick Stringfellow – cello

Villiers String Quartet

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Programme Note

The Villiers Quartet is one of the most charismatic and adventurous quartets of the British chamber music scene. Nothing is outside the VQ's repertoire as they define the string quartet for the 21st century. Dedicated to the established works of Beethoven, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, they have also developed a reputation as exceptional interpreters of English composers including Elgar, Britten and Delius. Having toured across the UK and internationally, they have been declared "one of the best young quartets around today" (Jerry Horner, Fine Arts Quartet), and their performances of Shostakovich and Tischenko have been hailed as "masterful playing." (Classical Source)

They have been a featured quartet in numerous music festivals and series including the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, the Brit Jazz Fest, the Barnes Music Festival, Oundle International Festival, and the British Music Society. As a string quartet championing the works of English composers, the VQ has been invited to give masterclasses at Dartmouth College, Syracuse University, Goshen College, and the University of Nottingham. They are Quartet-in-Association with the Southern Sinfonia. Their groundbreaking digital VQ New Works Competition, held bi-annually, encourages audiences to interact with contemporary music performance online, and supports the creation of new compositions for string 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. The VQ has enjoyed working closely with a variety of artists and composers including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Jamie Walton, Kuljit Bhamra MBE, and pianist Martin Cousin. In October 2014, Naxos released their debut CD of the complete quartets of Robert Still, and they are featured on the soundtrack to the BBC television drama Lady Chatterley's Lover, which was aired in 2015.

For more updates and information, please see our website and social media pages:

http://www.chamberconcert.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/hoylakechamberconcert/

https://twitter.com/HCCS_music

Villiers String Quartet

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