Heath Quartet Tickets
Heath Quartet is an international chamber music ensemble. It consists of Oliver Heath on the violin, Cerys Jones on the violin, Gary Pomeroy on the viola and Christopher Murray on the cello. They are the resident string quartet of Brighton Dome. These young artists where they made their debut in 2010 at the Brighton Festival. The same year they recorded their first CD at Muziekcentrum Frits.
The quartet is an award winning act which has enthralled audiences with their talent and originality. Their sound of music is beautiful, classy and very exciting. They are also active participants in educational programs at the Brighton Dome Access and Participation Department. They are Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Senior Chamber Music Fellows.
Since their debut the quartet has performed regularly at the stages of Brighton Dome. The Brighton Festival’s lunchtime concert series and the Brighton Dome's Coffee Concerts are their main shows. Apart from their regular concerts the quartet stages different chamber music programs each year. The TS Eliot Four Quartets concert is an example of this. The first Summer Schubertiade is another one where the quartet performs a series of recitals by Schubert and Kurtag.
The Heath Quartet is an emerging name in the world of international chamber music. Before coming together each member had been involved in learning music. They were students at the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2002 they were brought together as a quartet by the respected Dr. Christopher Rowland. At the RNCM the Quartet became Leverhulme Junior Fellows for two years.
Together they won many ensemble prizes such as the auditions of the Young Classical Artists Trust (2008), the 1st Prize at Tromp International Competition (Eindhoven) and the 2nd Prize at Haydn International Competition (Vienna). They got the Borletti-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship in 2011. The same year the Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award was won by them for the Beethoven Quartet cycles they performed at Greyfriars Church (Edinburgh) and the Fàcyl Festival (Salamanca, Spain). Beethoven Quartet cycles was their best performance that year. The Quartet got praised unanimously as well as standing ovations.
Upon graduation the Quartet decided to train further and went all the way to Reina Sofia. With a need to refine its sound and learn more, so they entered residencies at the Britten-Pears School (Aldeburgh) and the IMS Prussia Cove. At IMS Prussia Cove they trained under names like Erich Hobart and Andras Schiff.
Once done with formal training, the Quartet came back and started working with leading composers of that time. They worked with Louis Andriessen, Hans Abrahamsen, Anthony Gilbert, and Sofia Gubaidulina. They joined the European premiere of 'Gaggle and Flock' by Steve Mackey. This show made the Quartet a rage amongst chamber music fans. Next they played for the Park Lane Group as the string octet at the Purcell Room. Quartet No.2 by Ligeti's and Arcadiana by Thomas Ades' became the most awaited performances that season. The Heath Quartet tickets for these performances were high in demand. They concerts sold out and the Quartet performed in venue filled with diehard fans. They got huge critical acclaim for their performance here.
After formal inaugural the Quartet has been busy performing all over Europe. They have also gone as far as China. The Quartet mainly perform recitals at festivals; Musikverein, Konzerthaus, Barbican, Sage Gateshead, Bridgewater Hall, Perth Concert Hall and Queen's Hall Edinburgh, Esterhazy Palace (Austria) and Vara Konserthus (Sweden) saw the ensemble deliver some extraordinary music. Their recitals are broadcasted live on BBC Radio 3 from Manchester’s Cosmo Rodewald Hall, Birmingham Town Hall and Bath Festival.
The last season saw a wonderful showcase of recitals by the ensemble at the Wigmore Hall. Another highlight was a first time collaboration with Ian Bostridge and Stephen Hough for a piece of Luke Bedford. They also went to new venues and made debuts at festivals like Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Peasmarsh, Spitalfields, Salisbury and many more. The season was also special because the Quartet toured extensively in Netherlands and went off to play in Argentina. The quartet also added collaborations with Florestan Piano Trio, Joanna MacGregor, Colin Currie, Michael Collins, Bram van Seembeck, and Tokyo Quartet.
The Heath Quartet has a passion for classical and chamber music. They intend to complete pieces such as the Tippett and Bartók cycles. They want to perform more recitals across Europe and also make a debut in the US. Their upcoming season has many exciting shows lined up for fans. Grab Heath Quartet tickets to join them.