Jonathan Bliss Elias String Quartet Tickets
This may be the age of electronic and synthesized music but the appeal of authentic instrumental sound is everlasting. None is more enduring than that of the stringed instruments of the violin family, the violin, the viola and the violoncello or cello for short. A string quartet is one of the most prominent forms of classical musical ensembles and has been delighting audiences throughout the centuries with the range of music that it delivers. They say that violin based instruments are the only ones that sound closest to the human voice and thus can be made to produce the emotional nuances and inflections if played in the hands of skilled musicians; and there are no musicians with greater skill and mastery over their instruments than the members of the Elias String Quartet. Book some cheap Jonathan Biss & Elias String Quartet tickets to see them perform with a world renowned classical pianist.
Buy Jonathan Bliss Elias String Quartet Tickets
Jonathan Bliss Elias String Quartet
The name of the Elias String Quartet was inspired by the Elijah, Mendelssohn’s famous oratorio. Violin players Sara Bitloch and Donald Grant, violist Martin Saving and cellist Marie Bitloch came together in 1998 at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music. They credit their musical prowess and their banding together to the musical mentorship of Dr. Christopher Rowland. Collectively, they were also trained at the Cologne’s Hochschule where they performed alongside the Alban Berg Quartet. Over the years, the members of the Elias String Quartet have had many other notable mentors such as Rainer Schmidt, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Hugh Maguire, György Kurtág and Henri Dutilleux.
The Elias String Quartet came to international prominence in 2003 when it clinched the Sidney Griller prize and the overall second reward at the 9th London International String Quartet Competition. However, back then they were known as the Johnston String Quartet. The quartet was also the finalist two years later at the Paolo Borciani Competition, and then for four years running, they were part of the Ensemble 360 in Sheffield’s “Music in the Round." They replaced the Lindsay Quartet as the resident quartet and gained further acclaim by releasing a series of CDs of their music recordings that featured the compositions of Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven as well as Nimbus and Sanctuary Classics. Most notable was their rendition of Op. 80 quartet that was voted as the best recording as part of the show Building a Library on BBC Radio 3.
The Elias String Quartet released its recording titled Wigmore Live in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim. Recorded live at the Wigmore Hall, the musical work was followed up by a recording of music accompanied by the French harpist Sandrine Chatron and was released by the Ambroisie French record label. Another recording of Goehr’s Piano Quintet with guest musician Daniel Becker was released through Meridian Records.
2010 saw the Elias String Quartet become the recipients of the coveted “Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award” when they were included in the scheme of New Generation Artists that was constituted by BBC Radio 3. Moreover, the recording of their performances of the music of Mozart, Schubert and Mendelssohn released through the Wigmore Hall Live record label was bestowed with the “Newcomer Award” by BBC Music Magazine. The same season also saw them get an Australian tour under their belt as well as put in a touring schedule to Italy where they were accompanied by cello player Alice Neary on stage. They also delivered a performance at King’s Place in London, along with concerts at Newcastle’s The Sage and several performance destinations across Europe with acclaimed pianist Jonathan Biss. The Jonathan Biss & Elias String Quartet performances will see them reprise their musical dynamic with the classical pianist.
The Elias String Quartet premiered their music at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw in 2012. Their 2012 to 2013 season will see them stringing their music all across the UK in venues such as Bristol, Tonbridge, London, Southampton, Brighton and of course London. So make sure you book your Jonathan Biss & Elias String Quartet tickets to be symphonically seduced by their moving melodies.
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