FREE Lunchtime Concert: Isbilia Quartet
Haydn – String Quartet No 2 in E-flat major Op 33 ‘The Joke’
Shostakovich – String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110
Dvořák – String Quartet in F major, Op 96 ‘American Quartet’
Representing Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Enrique Santiago Cabrera, violin
Beatriz Carbonell, violin
Rosalía López Sánchez, viola
Cristina Elizabeth Cooper, cello
Proud winners of the Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition 2016 and the John Barbirolli String Quartet Competition 2016, Isbilia Quartet was founded in 2014 in London by four graduates of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. They combine the high calibre and brilliance of classical virtuosity with the diversity, fluidity and creativeness of Spanish and world music. Three members of the quartet are also graduates of Spanish music conservatoires and the group have established their career in London.
Isbilia Quartet has performed at major venues across London such as the Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, the Painted Hall and Chapel at the Royal Naval College, St Alfege Church and Blackheath Halls. They have received masterclasses from David Kenedy, Michael Thomas- ex leader of the Brodsky Quartet- Carducci Quartet, Wihan Quartet, Michael Bochmann and John Crawford among others. Collaborations include Arturo Cardelús’ piece Con aire de tango, working side by side with this prestigious composer. In 2015, they recorded Shostakovich’s String Quartet No 8, Op 110 at Trinity Laban’s Studio.
Isbilia Quartet was recently awarded a place on Trinity Laban’s Quartets in Residence Mentorship Programme and are receiving masterclasses from the Carducci Quartet and Wihan Quartet.