Elias String Quartet

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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BOOK TICKETS – ELIAS QUARTET 1

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

BOOK TICKETS – DUNCAN CHISHOLM & ELIAS QUARTET 2

Sat 30 June, 8pm, Anstruther Town Hall | Approx. 115 mins with interval | £12 / £5
Duncan Chisholm

(NB – this performance was previously advertised at 75 mins running time)

BOOK TICKETS – ELIAS QUARTET 3

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

Elias String Quartet

Sara Bitlloch violin
Donald Grant violin
Martin Saving viola
Marie Bitlloch cello

www.eliasstringquartet.com

www.thebeethovenproject.com

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“Playing of wonderful exuberance and fire” The Guardian
“There’s something intoxicating about the Elias Quartet” Philadelphia Enquirer