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The Heath Quartet

Presented by Mooredale Concerts

January 22 - January 22, 2017 3:15pm
Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, UofT
80 Queens Park
Fee:  $30 adult/senior; $20 under age 30

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The Heath Quartet

The Heath Quartet is almost fearless in its pursuit of ensemble variety, which includes mainstream, lesser known, and totally new works across many cultures. The ensemble performs Eastern Bloc quartets by Dvorák and Bartók, and exotic transcriptions of Bach organ preludes for our Mooredale audience.

In 2013, The Heath Quartet became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. The year before, it won the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany.

Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the ensemble has performed the complete Beethoven Cycle at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, the world premiere of a Sir John Tavener work at the BBC Proms, and concerts in Bonn, Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, and New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. It has collaborated with such musical luminaries as Ian Bostridge, Stephen Hough, Richard Lester, and the Tokyo Quartet. Its members are chamber music professors at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Recently Harmonia Mundi released The Heath Quartet CD set of quartets by Tchaikovsky (studio recording) and Bartók (recorded live at the Wigmore Hall).

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