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Elias String Quartet
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:30 pm
The Elias String Quartet takes its name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah (Elias is its German form). It was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
In 2009 the Elias was a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. With the support of the Trust, the Quartet mounted “The Beethoven Project” to study and perform all of Beethoven’s string quartets as cycles while sharing the experience through a website and social media. The Project culminated with a cycle of six concerts recorded for Wigmore Hall Live; it became a profound element of the Quartet’s tapestry of music. As The Scotsman wrote, “From recent years of working through all Beethoven’s quartets, the Elias have unearthed magical secrets.”
Beethoven: Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
Beamish: Quartet No. 3, “Reed Stanzas”
Mendelssohn, Felix: Quartet in A minor, Op. 13