4th November 2017 at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
THE ATRIUM QUARTET
Sergei Malov, Anton Ilyunin, Dmitri Pitulko, Anna Gorelova.
Due to the indisposition of the First Violinist,
his place will be taken by Tasmin Waley-Cohen.
It has therefore been necessary to alter the original programme.
The works to be performed will now be:
Beethoven. op.74 in Eb
Shostakovich. Quartet No. 8 in C Minor
Schubert. Quartet in A Minor, D804 "Rosamund"
The Atrium Quartet
"A beautifully balanced group with a fine, burnished tone and excellent blend” – The Strad
Returning to the Oxshott and Cobham Music Society platform is one of the most inspiring, dynamic and charismatic ensembles on the musical scene. The Atrium Quartet have established themselves as performers of deep emotion, intellect, virtuosity and technical brilliance. Highly acclaimed by audiences and press, the Quartet has performed throughout Europe, Russia, the USA, Australia, Japan and Brazil.
The Russian quartet is a winner of two of the most prestigious International Competitions for String Quartet: First prize and Audience Prize of the 9th London International String Quartet Competition in 2003 and Grand-Prix of the 5th International String Quartet Competition in Bordeaux in 2007. Founded in 2000 in St Petersburg under the inspiration of Professor Josef Levinson, the Quartet graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatoire in 2003 and then completed their education as a quartet-in-residence in Amsterdam coached by Prof. Stefan Metz at the Netherland String Quartet Academy and in the Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Prof. Eberhard Feltz. The Quartet has also been coached by famous musicians from the Alban Berg Quartet and Vermeer Quartet.
Recent international highlights for the much travelled Atrium Quartet have included recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, Library of Congress in Washington, Frick Collection in New York, Les Invalides in Paris, BOZAR in Brussels, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Conservatoire du Geneva, Palau Musica Catalana and L'Auditori in Barcelona, Philharmonic Hall and Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg, Toppan Hall and Oji Hall in Tokyo, Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik as well as recitals at prestigious Festivals such as Beethovenfest, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Schwetzingen Festival in Germany, Colmar & Luberon Festivals in France, Orlando & Grachtenfestival in the Netherlands, the Haydn International Festival in Eszterhaza in Hungary, and the Davos and Luzern Festivals in Switzerland.
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Born in London in 1986, Tamsin Waley-Cohen enjoys an adventurous and varied career. In addition to concerts with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and BBC orchestras, amongst others, she has been associate artist with the Orchestra of the Swan and works with conductors including Andrew Litton and Tamás Vásáry. She enjoys a duo partnership with Huw Watkins, whose Concertino she premiered, and together they have recorded for Champs Hill and Signum Records, for whom she is a Signum Classics Artist. With her sister, composer Freya Waley-Cohen, and architects Finbarr O’Dempsey and Andrew Skulina, she holds an Open Space residency at Aldeburgh. Her love of chamber music led her to start the Honeymead Festival, now in its ninth year, and she is also artistic director of the Sunday Series at London’s Tricycle Theatre. In 2016-2017 she will be a recipient of the ECHO Rising Stars Awards. She studied at the Royal College of Music and her teachers included Itzhak Rashkovsky, Ruggiero Ricci, and András Keller.
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