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Sunday Concerts: Benyounes Quartet at Conway Hall

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The Benyounes Quartet, fresh from their 10th anniversary celebration, return to Conway Hall with a programme of classics by Haydn, Beethoven and Bartok. Zara Benyounes (violin) Emily Holland (violin) Sara Roberts (viola) Kim Vaughan (cello) Haydn Quartet in G Op. 76/1 Bartok Quartet No. 2 Sz. 67 Beethoven Quartet in F minor Op. 95 'Serioso' Currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Benyounes Quartet has forged a reputation for fresh, vivid performances and interpretations of refinement and integrity. Laureates of the Wigmore Hall competition and recipients of the Royal Philharmonic Society Julius Isserlis Scholarship, the quartet's international accolades include 2nd prize at both the the 2014 Orlando International String Quartet Competition and the International Sandor Vegh String Quartet Competition in Budapest. The Benyounes Quartet has established a presence at major venues including Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and at festivals such as Budapest Spring, Quatuors a Bordeaux, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Aldeburgh and West Cork Chamber Music. The quartet has had the pleasure to play chamber music with internationally renowned artists including Julian Bliss, Philip Higham, Jeremy Young, Navarra quartet, Gareth Hulse, Ben Johnson and Philippe Bernold. Since 2015 the Benyounes have taken over the Artistic Directorship of Alfriston Summer Music, a highly successful festival that is in its 13th year, set in the heart of the South Downs. Outreach and education work have always been important to the quartet and they have become known for their unique workshops and communication skills with young people. The quartet is regularly engaged in various cross-art projects, most notably with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and with the award winning jazz group 'Empirical', with whom they collaborated in the London Jazz Festival and on the group's 2013 album, 'Tabula Rasa'. In 2012 the quartet founded Quercus Ensemble, a mixed chamber ensemble based in Northern Ireland. They are currently involved in the ground-breaking Inclusive Creativity project supported by the Gulbenkian and PRS Foundation which has resulted in a tour of a new work for string quartet and Acoustronic, a group of young disabled musicians using new music technology.

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Conway Hall

Address
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
Telephone:
0207405 1818
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http://www.conwayhall.org.uk

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