Saturday 17 October 2015
Benyounes String Quartet
with David Campbell (clarinet)
Brahms - Clarinet Quintet
Haydn - String Quartet Op.76 No.3
Schubert - String Quartet No. 14 in Dminor, D.810
Formed in 2007 at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Benyounes Quartet went on to win the Royal Philharmonic Society’s prestigious Julius Isserlis Scholarship, funding their studies with Professor Gabor Takacs–Nagy at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve. Here they won the conservatoire’s most esteemed Prix d’Exellence.The quartet held the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for two years and is currently resident at Bangor University.
As Park Lane Group Young Artists, the quartet have given debut recitals at the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall.Recent notable performances include concerts at St Martin in the Fields, LSO St Luke’s, Festival Quatuors a Bordeaux, Canterbury Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bellerive Festival, Gstaad New Year Festival. North Norfolk Festival, Mondsee Festival and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. In 2010, they performed a new collaborative work by young British composer Charlotte Bray in Verbier Festival, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Aldeburgh Festival.
Other performances include a residency at St John’s, Smith Square this Autumn where they collaborated with Scottish cellist Philip Higham and pianist Jeremy Young. They will perform the complete Britten quartets for the centenary alongside other significant chamber works.The quartet has studied with Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Eberhard Feltz, Andras Keller and Quatuor Ebene, and attended IMS Prussia Cove and the Britten-Pears International Academy of String Quartets.