• Villiers String Quartet 13th June 2018 The Launch of new chamber music festival – Nottingham

    Villiers Quartet will be taking part in the launch of new chamber music festival in our home base, Nottingham. Nottingham Chamber Music Festival 2018 will take place July 13th to 15th, and Villiers Quartet will perform two concerts with innovative programme and exciting collaboration with emerging artist, Konya Kanneh-Mason. More info at https://nottchamberfest.com

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  • Villiers String Quartet Villiers Quartet collaborated with eminent musicologist, Dr. Richard Taruskin

    Villiers Quartet collaborated with eminent musicologist, Dr. Richard Taruskin at his Kyoto Prize Lecture at Blavasnik School of Government at University of Oxford. Villiers Quartet performed Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet with Jeremy Young. www.kyotoprize.ox.ac.uk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skAFru23KTk

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  • Villiers String Quartet 12th June 2018 A new VQ’s disc – Chamber Works of Sterndale Bennett

    A new VQ’s disc – Chamber Works of Sterndale Bennett will be released in October 2018. This disc will contain his string quartet, sextett, and the piano trio. Villiers Quartet collaborated with UK’s leading chamber music artists, Jeremy Young and Leon Bush, and recording took place earlier this year at Royal Northern College of Music. […]

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  • Villiers String Quartet 11th June 2018 Review in Luister Magazine

    Delius/Elgar CD has gained an excellent review from Netherland’s leading music magazine – Luister in November 2017. It was mentioned as “ beautiful equalized total-sound” and “ a first class performance” Read entire review from the link here.

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  • Villiers String Quartet 3rd October 2017 Villiers Quartet embarks on another US tour.

    Villiers Quartet will return to US this autumn, presenting the music of Fricker, Alan Bush and Delius. The tour includes residencies at Dartmouth College where the VQ continue in their role as visiting artists, Duke University for a Symposium on British Quartet Music and finally to Jacksonville, the home of their muse, Delius. The trip […]

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  • Villiers String Quartet Delius/Elgar CD is reviewed widely in Europe, and was chosen for Record of the week for Klara Radio in Germany.

    Delius/Elgar CD has been reviewed widely in Europe, and was chosen for Record of the week for Klara Radio in Germany. See the reviews in here.  

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  • Villiers String Quartet 19th May 2017 The VQ’s recording of Delius & Elgar Quartets debuts at #3 on Specialist Classical Charts

    The VQ’s recording of Delius & Elgar Quartets debuts at #3 on Specialist Classical Charts The Villiers Quartet’s latest recording, Delius and Elgar String Quartets, recorded for Naxos Records, has debuted this week on the UK Specialist Classical Charts at #3. Find out more about the charts here: Official Charts UK, 19th – 25th May […]

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  • Villiers String Quartet 9th May 2017 The VQ’s Fricker recording is chosen as “Recommended Pick” in The Strad

    The Villiers Quartet’s latest disc, The String Quartets of Peter Racine Fricker, has been chosen as “Recommended Pick” in the May 2017 issue of The Strad Magazine. Read the full review by Peter Quantrill here: Review: Fricker: String Quartets nos. 1-3 (The Strad Magazine)

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  • Villiers String Quartet 24th April 2017 VQ release new recordings of Delius & Elgar String Quartets

    The Villiers Quartet releases their landmark recording of string quartets by Frederick Delius and Edward Elgar. Recorded with producer Michael Whight and released on Naxos Records, the recording is the culmination of a Delius research project initiated with Professor Daniel M. Grimley of Oxford University where the VQ is Quartet-in-Residence. The recording notably contains the World […]

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  • Villiers String Quartet 6th February 2017 Villiers Quartet release new recording of Peter Racine Fricker Quartets – Naxos Records

    The Villiers Quartet release World Premiere recordings of Quartets by Peter Racine Fricker, in collaboration with the British Music Society and Naxos Records. Peter Racine Fricker was undoubtedly one of the UK’s finest composers, sadly neglected and rejected by the English Establishment, in 1964 he moved to California where he took up a teaching position […]

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