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Since their breakthrough as BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists in 2009 the Elias String Quartet’s exceptional ability to communicate musical meaning has led to an international following.

They perform in the world’s most prestigious chamber venues across Europe and the US and this year undertook a residency at Suntory Hall, Tokyo. This programme comprises Schubert’s thrilling ‘Quartettsatz’, one of six string quartets by Latvia’s Peteris Vasks who counts Arvo Pärt as one of his ‘spiritual relatives’ and concludes with one of Mendelssohn’s most passionate early works.

Please note there has a been a slight change to the programme

Purcell, Henry Two Fantasies
Schubert, Franz Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Beamish, Sally Reed Stanzas (String Quartet No 3)
Mendelssohn, Felix String Quartet in A minor Op 13

New Town Concerts series subscription: This concert is part of the New Town Concerts 2023/24 series which also includes Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton, the Barbican Quartet and the Nash Ensemble. To take advantage of a subscription to the entire series, which will allow you to select seats in all four concerts and access a multibuy discount, click here.

Presented by New Town Concerts

Image credit: Elias Quartet

“Simply astounding, in the freshness, intensity, assurance, and seeming spontaneity of their playing.”

(BBC Music Magazine)

Elias Quartet