Leo Geyer: Unfurling (commissioned by Elmore Quartet) world premiere
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No.3 in G major, Op.94 The Elmore Quartet is an award-winning young quartet based in Manchester and London, formed of members Xander Croft, Miles Ames, Inis Oirr Asano and Felix Hughes; previous winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards, they are Kirckman Concert Society Artists for 2023/2024.
Our programme is a combination of pieces which have personal meaning to us, and include a staple of the string quartet repertoire.
Unfurling is a piece which we commissioned young composer Leo Geyer to write for us. We have immensely enjoyed exploring it with Leo's guidance, and we are excited to give its world premiere in the beautiful Kings Place. The Ravel Quartet, being a staple of the string quartet repertoire, is a piece which encompasses everything that we love about string quartet playing; the imagery and colour conveyed in each movement is inspiring, and we love the sound world of Ravel's music. Our final piece, Britten's 3rd Quartet, has been with us during many of the key steps of our development. It is an incredibly powerful piece which we have formed a close connection with. We have been fortunate enough to be mentored by the Elias Quartet, students of the Amadeus Quartet for whom the piece was written.
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