Saturday, 21 August 2010

Heath Quartet to play at Budleigh Salterton
















The Heath Quartet: playing at Budleigh Salterton

This month's concert in the St Peter's Music series will consist of chamber works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, performed by the Heath Quartet.

To add to their earlier prizes and awards, the Heath Quartet has in the last few years had spectacular success in the music world. Selected by Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2008, the Quartet won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2008 Tromp International Competition in Eindhoven and 2nd Prize at the 2009 Haydn International Competition in Vienna along with Special Prizes for the best interpretation of a work by Haydn and of a commissioned composition. The Quartet went on to give recitals throughout the Netherlands, including their Concertgebouw debut, took part in the Haydn Bicentenary in the Esterhazy Palace and gave concerts at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Sage Gateshead (broadcast by BBC Radio 3) and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany.

The Heath Quartet was formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music, under the guidance of the late Dr. Christopher Rowland and Alasdair Tait, with whom they continued their studies at the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Other teachers have included Gabor Takacs-Nagy and members of the Alban Berg, Smetana, Endellion, Lindsay and La Salle Quartets.

Engagements during 2010/11 include return visits to Wigmore Hall and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; debut recitals at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Konzerthaus in Berlin and Schwetzinger Festspiele in Germany and a Radio 3 broadcast from Birmingham Town Hall. The Quartet will collaborate with Brett Dean, Stephen Hough, Colin Currie and the Tokyo String Quartet and undertake a residency at the Brighton Dome.

THE HEATH QUARTET

OLIVER HEATH - violin
CERYS JONES - violin
GARY POMEROY - viola
CHRISTOPHER MURRAY- ‘cello

Thursday 26 August at 7.30 p.m. St Peter's Church, Budleigh Salterton

Tickets are £12. For information on how to obtain tickets click on http://budleighbrewsterunited.blogspot.com/2010/04/tickets-for-2010-st-peters-music.html

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