Tryon Concerts presents the Elias String Quartet

Published 11:24 am Friday, February 2, 2024

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Tryon Concerts presents the Elias String Quartet on February 20, 2024, at 7:30 in the evening at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.

The Elias String Quartet, an ensemble of British musicians, takes its name from the German version of Elijah. Founded in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the ensemble has quickly established itself as a vibrant and acclaimed quartet. Their repertoire ranges from Haydn and Schubert to Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Stravinsky, and other great composers.

Winner of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust award, the quartet used that support to mount the Beethoven Project in which they performed all of Beethoven’s string quartets. These were recorded live at Wigmore Hall in London, and the artists shared their experiences studying and performing these works on the website www.thebeethoven The quartet was chosen to participate in BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme in 2009. Since then, the ensemble has appeared at prestigious venues in Europe, North America, and Asia, including Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

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Their training includes a year spent at the Hochschule in Cologne with the Alban Berg Quartet and time as Resident String Quartet at Sheffield’s “Music in the Round” as part of Ensemble 360. Currently, they are Quartet-in-Residence at the Royal Northern College of Music, where they often return to teach and perform.

The ensemble’s discography includes the Schumann and Dvořák piano quintets with pianist Jonathan Biss, a Britten Quartets disc for Sonimage, a Mendelssohn disc for ASV Gold, and Schumann string quartets for Outhere. The two mixed program recordings won the Music Magazine Newcomers award.

The program for the concert here in Tryon includes Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet, Haydn’s Quartet No. 43 in G-Major, Op. 54, No. 1, and Schubert’s Quartet in D-Minor, No. 14, D 810 “Death and the Maiden.” The evening promises to be another performance of world-class music.

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Submitted by Anne De Sutter