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Aurea Quartet win the Chamber Music Competition 2014

News St Martin – Talking Points

Wednesday 26 March 2014

After a night of superb music making at St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Aurea Quartet were named the winners of the Chamber Music Competition 2014.

Aurea Quartet with Allyson Hargreaves (right), Executive Director of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Aurea Quartet with Allyson Hargreaves (right), Executive Director of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Aurea Quartet in performance

The Aurea Quartet during performance.

With only one vote in it, the Quintabile Ensemble’s spirited performance of music by Praetorius, Henry VIII, Wood and Pirchner won them this year’s Audience Prize.

Members of the Quintabile Ensemble

The Quintabile Ensemble with the Audience Prize.

Quintabile Ensemble.

A special thank you also to the Albany Piano Trio, whose rendition of Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio Op 70 brought many in the audience to their feet.

St Martin-in-the-Fields would also like to make a special thank you to last year’s winners the Jubilee Quartet, who returned to perform movements 1 and 4 from Haydn’s Quartet in G op 77 No 1.

After a fantastic evening of outstanding performances by these phenomenal young ensembles, it is clear that the future of chamber music in the UK is bright and exciting.

The St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition is held in partnership with Making Music