Chester Music Society: Celebrity Concert – The Finzi String Quartet
THE FINZI STRING QUARTET Sara Wolstenholme violin Natalie Dick violin Ruth Gibson viola Lydia Shelley ‘cello Haydn Quartet Op 20 No 2 in C majorDebussy Quartet Op 10 in G minorBrahms Quartet in C minor Op 51 No 1First Prize Winners in the 2010 Royal Overseas League Competition, the Finzi Quartet was formed at the Royal Northern College of Music. Having been selected by the Tillett Trust and the Park Lane Group, 2009/2010 saw the Quartet’s debut at both the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room to critical acclaim.Winner of 2nd Prize in the 5th Trondheim International String Quartet Competition in Norway last Autumn, the Quartet is also a recipient of the 2008/2009 Tunnell Trust Award. Following visits to the Britten-Pears International Academy of String Quartets, the Quartet has been invited back for its second Aldeburgh Residency in 2011.The Quartet is passionate about outreach work and has recently begun working with Live Music Now and the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust giving concerts around the UK and in London. The Quartet has been awarded a Junior Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music for 2010/2011.Having a strong desire to promote the music of British composers, the Quartet feels extremely honored that the Finzi Trust supports their use of Gerald Finzi’s name.,
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