Sacconi Quartet

Ben Hancox- violin
Hannah Dawson- violin
Robin Ashwell- viola
Cara Berridge- cello

“An exceptional ensemble…a unanimous sense of musical breath and a meticulous attention to detail.” Musical Opinion

The award winning Sacconi Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Performing with style and commitment the Quartet is known throughout the world for its creativity and integrity of interpretation. Formed in 2001, its four founder members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm. Over the past decade they have enjoyed a highly successful international career, performing regularly throughout Europe, at London’s major venues, in recordings and on radio broadcasts. The Sacconi is Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music.

The Sacconi won First Prize at the Trondheim International String Quartet Competition and Second Prize, the Sidney Griller Award and the Esterhazy Prize at the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition. They also won the Kurtág Prize at the 2005 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition and First Prize in the Royal Over Seas League Chamber Music Competition. In 2006 they were selected for representation by Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT) and also nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. To date, the Quartet has given eighteen world premières and two British premières.