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THE “ALKYONA” STRING QUARTET
Ludvig van Beethoven:
String Quartet Opus 18 No. 3 in D major
String Quartet No. 7 Opus 108
Franz Peter Schubert:
String Quartet D810 “Death and the Maiden”
The Alkyona Quartet presents fresh imaginative interpretations of both well-known and hidden gems of the string quartet repertoire. They are well known for their warm connection to audiences and vivacious performances, and are “as vibrant and memorable as their “kingfisher” namesake.”
They were Tunnell Trust Award holders 2020/21 and Making Music Selected Artists 2020/21, and have performed in many leading UK venues including St. Martin in the Fields, St John’s Smith Square and the Royal Albert Hall. They were New Generation Artists at the Stift International Music Festival 2019 and Residents at Brel the same year, as well as being featured at the Huygens Festival 2020 which was broadcast live on Dutch TV channel Midliet. They look forward to launching the Huygens Festival this year with a new collaboration with the award winning dance company The Dutch Don’t Dance Division.
The Quartet love collaborations across the arts and this year hold a residency at Leighton House Museum, London where they have been running events, concerts, and salons both online and in person. They released their debut album, Intimate Letters, in June 2020 in collaboration with Cegin Productions. As a Quartet they especially enjoy cross-collaborative projects, working with film makers, tabla player Kuljit Bhamra MBE, actress Saskia Reeves, percussionist Adriano Adewale, composer Caroline Heslop and actor William Marquez.
The Quartet have studied with Richard Lester, Marc Danel, Ben Hancox, Rafael Todes, Catherine Manson, James Boyd and Mark Messenger. The Quartet is mentored by Marc Danel of the Danel Quartet in Holland as part of The National String Quartet Academy, and took part in the European Chamber Music Academy 2020.
The Quartet is grateful for sponsorship for their studies and projects to the RCM Director’s Fund; the Tunnell Trust; and the Dutch National Music Instrumentation Foundation for the loan of Jobine’s C18th Lefebvre cello.