Saddleworth Concerts Society

The Gildas String Quartet

Dec 13–13, 2017

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Haydn: String Quartet op. 74 No. 1 in C major
Adès: ”The Four Quarters” for String Quartet op. 28
Ravel: String Quartet in F major

The Gildas String Quartet

Dec 13, 2017

Praised for their 'refreshing approach' and 'exciting precision', the Gildas Quartet are fast establishing themselves as one of the most exciting young ensembles to emerge in recent years.

They have performed to critical acclaim across the UK and Europe at major venues, and live on BBC Radio 3. They will make their Bridgewater Hall debut later this year as part of the Midday Concerts Series. The quartet have frequently been featured by the Park Lane Group Young Artists scheme and are grateful for awards and support from the Tunnell Trust, the Richard Carne Trust and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Passionate performers of a hugely diverse repertoire, the Gildas Quartet have had the privilege of working with both Colin Matthews and Sir Harrison Birtwistle on performing the composers' most recent string quartets at London’s Southbank Centre and The Forge. The quartet performed live via video link in New York's Carnegie Hall for the American Composers' Orchestra, giving the world première of Ray Lustig's 'Latency Canons' which received a glowing 4-star review in the New York Times.