Saturday 15th February 2020
Coull String Quartet
with Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor) and Andrew Leach (piano)
Schubert - Quartet in Eflat D.87
Beethoven Quartet Op.59 No. 3
Frank Bridge - Three Idylls
Vaughan-Williams - 'On Wenlock Edge'
Formed in 1974 by students at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of renowned quartet leader, Sidney Griller, they rapidly achieved national recognition, and were appointed Quartet-in-Residence by the University of Warwick in 1977, a post which they still hold today. The Quartet, which includes two of its founder members, has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, and has made tours of Western Europe, the Americas, Australia, China, India and the Far East.
Their impressive and unusual list of commissions includes works by Sally Beamish, Edward Cowie, Joe Cutler, David Matthews, Nicholas Maw, Robert Simpson and Howard Skempton. These include string quartets, quintets with piano or wind player, works with solo voice or choir, and even a piece for quartet and table tennis players!
Tenor Richard Edgar-Wilson is known internationally for his superb musicianship and for the quality of his voice. He has built his reputation as a Bach Evangelist, and is equally in demand for twentieth-century works, particularly the music of his fellow Suffolk native, Benjamin Britten.