The Villiers Quartet Story

The Villiers Quartet Biography

The Villiers Quartet are the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Oxford and
Nottingham High School.

Hailed as one of the most charismatic and “adventurous” quartets of the British chamber music scene (The Strad), the Villiers Quartet have developed an international reputation as exceptional interpreters of English composers including Elgar, Delius, Fricker, Bush. Formed in 2010, their Fricker recording was CD of the month in the Strad, “A true discovery” Classical Zaken, “Moments of supreme radiance” Europadisc.

The Villiers Quartet have performed live on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Leamington Int’l
String Quartet Series, and performed at numerous festivals and halls including the
North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, the Brit Jazz Fest, the Barnes Music
Festival, Kings Place, St. John’s Smith Square, the Holywell Music Room and the
British Music Society.

The VQ is also regular visitors to Dartmouth College, Syracuse University, USA.

Their internationally acclaimed VQ New Works Competition encourages audiences to
interact with contemporary music performance online, and supports the creation of new
works for string quartet.