Praised for its ‘refreshing approach’ and ‘exciting precision’, the Gildas Quartet is fast establishing itself as one of the most exciting young ensembles to emerge in recent years.
As Park Lane Group Young Artists and winners of a Tunnell Trust Concert Award, the quartet has performed to critical acclaim across the UK and Europe, at major venues including the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall and live on BBC Radio 3.
Passionate performers of all repertoire from old to new, the quartet has recently had the privilege of working with both Colin Matthews and Sir Harrison Birtwistle on performing the composers’ most recent string quartets at London’s Southbank Centre and The Forge. The quartet performed live via video link in New York’s Carnegie Hall for the American Composers’ Orchestra, giving the world première of Ray Lustig’s ‘Latency Canons’ which received a glowing 4-star review in the New York Times.
The Gildas Quartet has enjoyed a busy 2014-15 season including recitals at the Two Moors Festival, Hampton Court Palace, the Conway Hall and Purcell Room, and an extensive Scottish tour reaching from Edinburgh to Orkney. The quartet is delighted to have recently been appointed Junior Fellows at the Birmingham Conservatoire.