08 Apr The Heath Quartet at Postlip
The Heath Quartet at Postlip
The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet is one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment, steadily building a reputation for their upbeat and integrated sound. Their recording of Sir Michael Tippett’s string quartets (Wigmore Live) received widespread acclaim and won the 2016 Gramophone Chamber Disk of the Year. Join them at Postlip Hall, on Saturday 1 June, 7:30 pm.
A subsequent release on Harmonia Mundi of Tchaikovsky: Quartets 1 &3 was selected as Disk of the Week by both The Sunday Times and BBC Radio 3. The Quartet’s complete Bartók cycle (recorded live at the Wigmore Hall) was released by Harmonia Mundi in June 2017.
Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music they were selected for representation by YCAT, awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship, and in 2012 won the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern where they are now regular invitees.
The 2018/2019 season ahead includes appearances at Strathmore Mansion (Bethesda, MD) and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society to perform a rich program featuring works by Tippett and Britten. The Heath’s overseas engagements cover numerous venues throughout Great Britain, including Wigmore Hall (September 23) with a program of Bach, Gubaidulina, Britten, and Beethoven.
Champions of contemporary music, the Quartet has worked with numerous leading composers including Hans Abrahamsen, Louis Andriessen, Brett Dean, Anthony Gilbert, Sofia Gubaidulina, Steven Mackey, and John Musto.
With a deep commitment to education, the Heath Quartet members are Professors of Chamber Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, individually holding instrumental teaching posts on the faculty. Education and outreach work are very important parts of the Quartet’s life.
A fantastic opportunity to to listen to one of the most exciting chamber ensembles of the moment.