26/01/2022

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The Emmeline Quartet

There is a Russian and East European theme  in this concert including works by Aleksandr Borodin, Dmitri Shostakovich arr y Donald Fraser, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Leos Janacek and Antonin Dvorak.

The Emmeline Quartet are a Manchester-based String Quartet, named after the city’s famous suffragette; Emmeline Pankhurst. The group were formed at the Royal NorthernCollege of Music in 2018, under the guidance of Pavel Fischer and Donald Grant.

As part of the Royal Northern College’s String Quartet Studio programme they have undertaken several performing engagements. Highlights include ‘Black Angels’ by George Crumb, Erwin Schulhoff’s ‘Concerto for String Quartet and Wind Orchestra’ with Mark Heron and the RNCM Orchestra and a performance of Mendelssohn’s ‘Octet’ with the Elias Quartet, which was recorded and aired on ‘How to Play’ on BBC 4 in March 2020. They have also enjoyed collaborating with musicians from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Gwilym Simcock as part of New Music Manchester.

In September 2020, the Emmeline Quartet welcomed Abi Hammett, joining the group on viola. Since then, the quartet has been privileged to work closely with Catherine Manson and Robert Max as part of Musicworks Sundays. Future concert engagements include a recital at the Lake District Summer Music Festival, Ordsall Hall in Salford and Chamber Music Ateliers Delft, supported by a generous grant from De Lancy and De La Hanty foundation.

The Emmeline Quartet appears by kind permission of the RNCM.

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