september 18TH 2019



11 AM

echéa quartet



Prizewinners of the International Anton Rubinstein Chamber Music Competition (2018) and Finalists in the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition (2019), the Echéa Quartet was formed in 2017 at the Royal Academy of Music, London. They have recently been awarded the role as Fellowship String Quartet for 2019/20 at the Royal Academy of Music. The quartet are Concordia Foundation Artists 2018/19 and City Music Foundation Artists 2019/20.

In 2018, the Echéa Quartet were the string-quartet-in-residence at Ferrandou Musique, Dordogne, where they collaborated with the British baritone, David Wilson-Johnson. They were also awarded the role of Fellowship Quartet at Wintergreen Performing Arts, where they toured across Virginia, and worked and performed with violinist Rachel Barton Pine. In 2019, they performed Mendelssohn’s Octet in collaboration with the Selini Quartet at the Musikverein (Vienna), collaborated with Marin Alsop at the World Economic Forum (Switzerland) and were featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’. The quartet will be touring the west coast of North America this coming August and September, and have been accepted onto the ChamberStudio program, through which they will be mentored by Simon Rowland-Jones.

The VWMS is thrilled to have the Echéa Quartet opening our 114th season - especially delighted to feature one of our 2017 Bursary Winners, Aliayta Foon-Dancoes, in this award-winning quartet.


String Quartet in D major, Op. 20 No. 4 Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)

I. Allegro di molto

II. Un poco adagio e affettuoso

III. Menuet alla zingarese

IV. Presto e scherzando

String Quartet No.1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’) György Ligeti (1923 - 2006)

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