The Elias String Quartet take their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is its German form, and have quickly established themselves as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. The Quartet was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester
The Quartet was chosen to participate in BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists’ scheme and is the recipient of a 2010 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. They have performed at some of the world’s most prestigious chamber venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
With the support of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, the Elias Quartet are now immersed in their Beethoven Project: learning and performing all Beethoven string quartets. They are documenting their journey on a dedicated website:
Throughout 2014 and 2015, they will build on their relationship with the Wigmore Hall and the Wigmore Live label, for whom they have already released two discs, when they perform and record all the Beethoven quartets as the culmination of their Beethoven Project.
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Sat 30 June, 4pm, Kilrenny Church | c. 65 mins | £20 / £15 / £5
Beethoven Quartet in Fm, Op 95 ‘Serioso’ | Mendelssohn Quartet in Am, Op 13
Sat 30 June, 8pm, Anstruther Town Hall | Approx. 115 mins with interval | £12 / £5
(NB – this performance was previously advertised at 75 mins running time)
Sun 1 July, 2.30pm, Kilrenny Church | c. 65 mins | £20 / £15 / £5
Shostakovich Quartet No 7 in F#m, Op 108 | Beethoven Quartet No 12 in E-flat, Op 127