Free Lunchtime Concert: Gildas String Quartet
Park Lane Group Series
Haydn – Seven Last Words from the Cross
Gildas String Quartet
Lunchtime Concerts are FREE, suggested donation £3.50 which goes towards the work of St Martin’s
Praised for their ‘refreshing approach’ and ‘exciting precision’, the Gildas String Quartet are fast establishing themselves as one of the most exciting young ensembles to emerge in recent years.
As Park Lane Group Young Artists and winners of a Tunnell Trust Concert Award, the quartet enjoyed an exciting 2013 which included their Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall debuts and a live performance on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune as studio guests with Sean Rafferty.
The Gildas Quartet has performed widely across both the UK and Europe including at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival, Altenberger Kultursommer festival and the Two Moors Festival. Also passionate performers of new music, the quartet recently 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. They have collaborated with RNCM principal, clarinettist Linda Merrick, in the première of Martin Ellerby’s Quintet ‘Memento’ and with the Medici Quartet in a performance of Sir John Tavener’s ‘Towards Silence’.