Aurea Quartet Come to Tour Region

Manchester-based Aurea Quartet are a group of musicians who simply love to play music together.

The multi-award-winning quartet play regularly for audiences throughout Britain and Europe. They will return to perform in Dumfries and Galloway and deliver the penultimate concerts in the Absolute Classics 2016/17 series.


The musicians are international prize-winning New Zealand violinist Philip Brett who has studied under Professor Igor Petrushevski and Professor Zakhar Bron. Rosemary Attree a keen chamber musician as well as a highly successful solo violinist, whose long list of awards include the RNCM Hirsch Prize. Chamber musician Christine Anderson has played viola in some of the finest venues in Europe. Last year she joined the viola section of the Hallé and has played principal viola under the batons of Bernard Haitink and Vladimir Ashkenazy. The fourth member of the group is cellist Abby Hayward, winner of the Ian Flemming award.


As a quartet, the musicians have performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Cottier Chamber Project, Dumfries and Galloway’s International Musicians Platform and live on BBC Radio 3 and on BBC Radio Scotland’s Classics Unwrapped.

They have collaborated with Daniel Tong, Susan Tomes, Anna Hashimoto and Krysia Ostostowicz and were recently awarded a place as International Young Artist quartet at the Royal Northern College of Music 2016.


The Aurea Quartet come to the Crichton Memorial Church, Dumfries, on Thursday, 16 February, at 7.30pm; the Cally Palace, Gatehouse of Fleet, on Saturday, 18 February, at 7.30pm; and to the Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel, Thornhill, at 3.30pm.

The programmes feature the music of Mozart, Schubert and Shostakovich.

The Absolute Classics 2016/17 series concludes next month with a concerts by a trio of internationally renowned musicians: pianist John Lenehan with guests Sarah Jane Bradley on viola; and Kathryn Thomas on flute. The International Musicians Platform 2017, the annual 10-day region-wide festival of classical music, takes place between 11 and 20 August.


For tickets and further information, visit www.absoluteclassics.co.uk


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