Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet

Chamber Ensemble

(...) bucketfuls of energy, teamwork and ideas
— The Times


Formed in 2016, the Albion Quartet brings together four of the UK’s exceptional young string players who are establishing themselves rapidly on the international stage.

Having made their debuts last season at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the 2018/19 season sees the Albion Quartet’s debuts at the Wigmore Hall and at Town Hall/Symphony Hall Birmingham, as well as the release of the first disc of their Dvořák cycle for Signum records. They will also continue their residency at London’s Kings Place, be quartet-in residence at the Stratford Festival of Words and Music and perform at the Oxford Lieder Festival.

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In the past season they held a number of residencies, including at the Sainte-Mère Festival in France, and in the UK at Snape Maltings as well as Ryedale and Honeymead Festivals. They also appeared at BBC Radio 3’s Hay Festival, Roland Pöntinen’s Båstad Chamber Music Festival in Sweden and at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels.

The ensemble's creative curiosity has already led to collaborations with several composers: In spring 2019, they will premiere a new work for soprano and string quartet by Kate Whitley at THSH Birmingham, and autumn 2019 will see the world premiere of a new full-length quartet by Freya Waley-Cohen at the Wigmore Hall.

 
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