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NOON CONCERT: Elias String Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, "Serioso" (1810)
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13 (1827)
The Elias String Quartet is internationally acclaimed as one of the leading ensembles of their generation. Known for their intense and vibrant performances, the Quartet has travelled the globe collaborating with some of the finest musicians and playing in the world’s great halls. The Quartet has performed alongside such artists as Leon Fleisher, Michael Collins, Christian Zacharias, Pascal Moragues, Ralph Kirshbaum, Dame Anne Murray, Joan Rogers, Mark Padmore, Michel Dalberto, Peter Cropper, Malin Broman, Simon Crawford-Philips, Piers Lane, Ettore Causa, Anthony Marwood, Huw Watkins, Roderick Williams, Allan Clayton, Melvyn Tan, and the Endellion, Vertavo, Navarra, Heath, Belcea, and Jerusalem Quartets. The Quartet continues its residencies with Glasgow Concert Halls, Turner Simms Concert Hall (Southampton), and the Brighton Festival. They have performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues including the Vienna Musikverein, Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and the Wigmore Hall in London. 
2015 saw them complete their groundbreaking Beethoven Project, performing and recording the complete string quartets of Beethoven. Broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and performed in 11 major venues in the U.K., the Quartet have also recorded the cycle for the Wigmore Hall Live record label. They have documented their journey on a dedicated website supported by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.
The Elias Quartet is passionate about new music and has premiered pieces by Sally Beamish, Colin Matthews, Matthew Hindson, and Timo Andres. They are steadily building a recording catalogue that has been met with widespread critical acclaim.
The quartet takes its name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is the German form. They formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.



Friday, February 10, 2017. 12:30 PM


Campbell Recital Hall


Department of Music