Archaeus Quartet


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21st July 2017
The Monastery, Conduit Hill, Rye TN31 7LE
Archaeus Quartet

Rye Arts Festival presents a recital, given by the Archaeus Quartet, in the spectacular surroundings of The Monastery by kind permission of Alex Macarthur. The concert will include Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet, Leonard Salzedo’s quartet no.1 and will finish with Beethoven’s quartet op.59 no.3 (Rasumowsky)

“Indeed from the first note they fairly explode with feeling and energy, turning each phrase into a gleaming gem. This is quartet playing on an extraordinarily high level”. Fanfare Magazine, USA.

Since its inception in 1990 the Archaeus Quartet has performed extensively in the UK and Europe, including London’s Wigmore Hall and The Purcell Room and festivals such as King’s Lynn, Greenwich and Warwick. In addition to their regular concert schedule they are currently engaged in performing the complete cycle of Beethoven quartets in Eastbourne, Brighton and Robertsbridge, East Sussex.

As well as a broad traditional repertoire, the quartet has a strong commitment to the performance of rarely heard but high-quality works of the 20th century. Their impressive award-winning discography reflects this interest with recordings of quartets by Minna Keal, York Bowen, Cyril Scott and Ethel Smyth, amongst others. They are currently pursuing a programme of recordings including the complete quartets of Leonard Salzedo and other British composers.

For many years the Archaeus Quartet had a strong association with Trinity College of Music, London, where members regularly coached chamber music. The quartet has also coached and performed at Beauchamp House and Dartington International Summer School.

“Beautifully realised by the Archaeus Quartet, whose intonation and sense of style are impeccable throughout this disc” International Record Review.

Please note that there is limited disabled access at this venue.