7.30pm Thursday,  20th February 2014

The Heath Quartet The Heath QuartetReturns!

Oliver Heath - violin
Cerys Jones - violin
Gary Pomeroy - viola
Christopher Murray - cello

Mozart - String Quartet in D, K. 575
Bartok - String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17
Mendelssohn - String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. I3

In May 2013 the Heath Quartet became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society's Young Artists Award.

The Heath Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting and original voice on the international chamber music scene, in 2012 winning the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommem in Germany. Selected for representation by YCAT in 2008 they immediately went on to win I st Prize at the Tromp International Competition in Eindhoven and 2,1 Prize at the Haydn International Competition in Vienna. In 201 1 they were awarded a Borlettl-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship and in the same year undertook complete Beethoven Quartet cycles at the Facyl Festival in Salamanca Spain and at Greyfriars Church in Edinburgh. The Quartet were presented with a Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award after unanimous praise from The Herald's music critics in Edinburgh.

"The Heath Quartet displayed a rare musicality..A keen interpretive insight combined with refined playing, this is one of the most interesting young quartets I have heard in recent years."
The Strad Magazine September 2007

"The delicate perfection of the sound was a marvel, and in leader Oliver Heath's hands the recurring dropping figure had an exquisite tenderness [Schumann Quartet No.3].
Daily "Telegraph Wigrnore Hall March 2012