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October 14, 2022

An Evening of Autumn Music performed by The Royal Northern College of Music

Venue:
The Octagon, Grassington Town Hall, Main Street
Grassington, BD23 5AZ

Join us for an evening of beautiful music performed by some of best young musicians of their generation.  UWALS is thrilled to welcome back The Elmore Quartet to the wonderfully intimate space of The Octagon in Grassington.

“Style, assurance and direction from the first bar – an interpretation whose confidence and polish didn’t preclude a sense of real drama.” – Richard Bratby.

Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2020, the Elmore String Quartet (formerly the Freeman String Quartet who performed in Grassington in 2019) is a dynamic young ensemble formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017.

Working closely with Donald Grant (Elias String Quartet) and Petr Prause (Talich String Quartet), the group found early success winning the RNCM’s Nossek and Hirsch Chamber Music Prizes for their performances of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 12, and Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 132.

These successes led to performances across the UK, performing recitals for Manchester Concert Society, the Lake District International Music Festival and the South Downs International Summer Music Festival, where they became the first ‘Quartet in Residence’ in 2018. The South Downs Festival presented them with the opportunity to learn with the Benyounes String Quartet, as well as giving the closing performance of the festival where they performed works by Smetana, Haydn and Glass in St. Andrews Church, Alfriston Sussex.

In 2020, the Elmore Quartet were appointed as the RNCM’s Studio Quartet. They enjoyed an intense year of study, culminating in a second place finish at the CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition in Wigmore Hall. During their time as Studio Quartet, they had the privilege of working with both Frederik øland (Danish Quartet) and Bruno Schrecker (Allegri Quartet).

Tickets £10 (UWALS members) and £12 (non-members) from uwalsociety@gmail.com or by phoning 01756 770051 or 770350