The Treske String Quartet
Wednesday 20 March 2023, 7.30pm
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN String Quartet No 10 in E flat major Op 74 ‘Harp’
CAROLINE SHAW Plan and Elevation
IGOR STRAVINSKY Three Pieces for String Quartet
FELIX MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No 6 in F minor Op 80
Oliver Baily, violin
Mollie Wrafter, violin
Abigail Hammett, viola
Robert Wheatley, cello
The Treske Quartet is an emerging ensemble based in Manchester, UK. Founded in 2017, their programmes contain a combination of classical quartet repertoire and contemporary compositions. The quartet are the ‘Young Artists 2022’ at the Kensington Olympia Festival of Music and the Arts and over the past two years the quartet has given recitals in the UK and abroad, notably the Ryedale Festival, Wye Valley Summer Festival, Llandeilo International Music Festival, Royal Overseas League and New Generation Festival in Florence. The quartet have received coaching from some of the world’s leading chamber musicians including the Chilingirian, Brodsky, Parker, Eybler, JACK, Elias, Dante and Navarro Quartets.
Passionate about contemporary and new music, the quartet enjoys collaborating with composers, performing and recording their work. Over the past two years, Treske has been working with Cumbria-based composer Edward Cowie and will be recording his 9th String Quartet and Double String Quartet in collaboration with the Kreutzer Quartet for the Divine Arts record label in the coming months. They have also collaborated with composer Claire Victoria Roberts on numerous chamber and vocal works. The quartet are in the midst of recording two CDs with classical guitarists Roland Chadwick and Daniela Rossi. The Treske Quartet recently travelled to the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for the Evolution: Quartet programme, an innovative artist development programme for quartets and composers who are in the early stages of career development. Here, they established a positive working relationship with Puerto Rican composer, Gabriel Bouche Caro, and performed the premiere of his piece La Candela in collaboration with the JACK Quartet.
The Quartet are delighted to be RNCM Quartet Studio Artists as well as Kings Place Chamber Studio Artists. Treske are called after the medieval name after the town of Thirsk in North Yorkshire, where Oliver grew up.
The Treske String Quartet appears by kind permission of the RNCM.
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