Villiers Quartet live at St John's Smith Square, London, 23rd September 2018 (details)
A new Villiers Quartet CD, Chamber Works of Sterndale Bennett, due for release in October 2018 (more)
James Dickenson - violin
Tamaki Higashi - violin
Carmen Flores - viola
Nicholas Stringfellow - cello
The Villiers Quartet are the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Oxford and Nottingham High School.
Hailed as one of the most charismatic and “adventurous” quartets of the British chamber music scene (The Strad), the Villiers Quartet have developed an international reputation as exceptional interpreters of English composers including Elgar, Delius, Fricker, and Bush. Formed in 2010, their Fricker recording was CD of the month in the Strad.
“A true discovery” (Classical Zaken)
“Moments of supreme radiance” (Europadisc).
The Villiers Quartet have performed live on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Leamington International String Quartet Series, and performed at numerous festivals and halls including the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, the Brit Jazz Fest, the Barnes Music Festival, Kings Place, St. John’s Smith Square, the Holywell Music Room and the British Music Society. The VQ is also regular visitors to Dartmouth College, Syracuse University, USA. Their internationally acclaimed VQ New Works Competition encourages audiences to interact with contemporary music performance online, and supports the creation of new works for string quartet.
Andrew Logan | Director
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Delius & Elgar (2017, Naxos)
- Delius String Quartet
- Elgar String Quartet
"A first class performance" - Luister (Netherlands)
Delius & Elgar
- "...moments of supreme radiance..." (Europadisc)
- "...playing of exquisite beauty..." (Yorkshire Post)
- "...exquisitely balanced chamber music..." (Rondo Magazine (Germany))
- "...beautiful, homogenous sound..."(Record of the Week in BR Klassik (Germany))
- "...superb throughout..." (The Observer)
- "...compelling, challenging and deeply satisfying British music..." (The Strad)
Lake District Summer Music Review
- "...a polished performance ... full of energy and melodic charm..." (The Westmorland Gazette)