Hailed as ‘Champions of British Music’ (The Observer), the Villiers Quartet has become one of the most recognised quartets in the UK for the performance of British chamber music. It has been praised for ‘exquisite ensemble playing’ (Seen & Heard International) and their absolute ‘commitment and virtuosity’ (The Sunday Times). It is the Quartet-in-Residence at the Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building at St Hilda’s College, Oxford University.
The Villiers Quartet has been broadcast on BBC on many occasions and was the featured quartet on the score to the BBC film Lady Chatterley’s Lover. It has delivered residencies and research projects at many universities including Oxford and Nottingham, and some in USA, while it has also released a wide discography of string quartet recordings on the Naxos, Somm, Lyrita, and Resonus labels.
The broad curiosity of the Villiers Quartet and its passion for teaching and performing have made it a valuable resource for students and audiences alike. Inspiration comes form the heart of the Villiers Quartet’s philosophy: to believe in the art of string quartet.
Danish String Quartet Selection from Wood Works
Mendelssohn String Quartet No.3, Op.44 No.1
Philip Glass String Quartet No.2 ‘Company’
Puccini I Crisantemi
Eleanor Alberga String Quartet No.2
(any subject to change)
Violin I – Katie Stillman
Violin II – Tamaki Higashi
Viola – Carmen Flores
Cello – Leo Melvin
The church venue affords wonderful acoustics for this event.
The audience will be invited to ask questions.
CDs by the Villiers Quartet will be on sale.
This event has unreserved seating in pews at St Nicholas Church. For special requirements, including wheelchair access and seating, please Contact Us or phone us (see bottom of page).
Tickets available for Patrons from 24 January,
for all from 5 February.