Saturday 27 April 2019: 6-30pm
String Quartet from Trinity Laban
Discovering Italian Roots and Humour through music!
Elena Abad (violin) Peter Fenech (Viola), Eliane Soedirman (Cello) and Valentina Ciardelli (Double Bass)
Performing works by Rossini, Piazzolla and Zappa
Saturday 18 May 2019: 6-30pm
Annexus String Quartet
Mendelssohn String Quartet Opus 13, A Minor and Haydn String Quartet Opus 20, No. 5, F Minor
ANNEXUS STRING QUARTET
The Annexus Quartet was formed in 2018 by four students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Dutch violinist Charlotte Spruit started studying the violin aged four with Coosje Wijzenbeek. When she was seven she was accepted into the young talent department of the Conservatoire of Amsterdam. She is a laureate of many national and international competitions, and is also a member of the award-winning Ensemble Esperanza who have performed all around the world. She is currently studying with David Takeno. Annie-May Page first studied the violin with John Crawford and attended the Purcell School. Her love of chamber music developed through participating in the renowned ‘MusicWorks’ courses, and a highlight of her chamber music experience has been performing at Wigmore Hall. She is currently being mentored by the violinist Chloe Hanslip and is learning under Stephanie Gonley. Carlos Vespirinas has been developing experience as a chamber and orchestral musician playing around Europe in places such as the National Museum of Romanticism, the Herkulessaal, and the Barbican Hall. He studied at Musikene (Basque Country, Spain) with Damián Martínez Marco and Maria de Macedo.and currently with Ursula Smith. Violist Sally Belcher is currently studying under Matthew Jones. She has performed all over the UK with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and as a keen chamber musician has attended the Pro Corda courses for many years.
The Annexus Quartet study with Gary Pomeroy, and have also had coaching from Simon Rowland-Jones, David Dolan, and members of the Endellion Quartet. In July 2019 they are looking forward to their first residency at the South Downs Summer Music International Festival.