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Consone Quartet

The first period instrument string quartet to be selected as BBC New Generation Artists, the Consone Quartet are fast making a name for themselves with their honest and expressive interpretations of classical and romantic repertoire.

Formed at the Royal College of Music in London, the quartet were awarded two prizes at the 2015 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. They went on to win the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize.

Consone's debut album of music by Haydn and Mendelssohn was described by The Strad as a recording “that instantly leaps out of the stereo at you as something special.” In 2023 they are launching a partnership with Linn Records, opening with the complete quartets of Felix Mendelssohn.

The group has been enthusiastically received at concerts and festivals all over the UK. Further afield, they have performed at the Heidelberger Streichquartettfest, Auditorium de Lyon, Concertgebouw Brugge and AMUZ in Antwerp. Following a tour to South America in 2018, they are making a highly anticipated North American debut in 2023.

Music education remains a core interest to the group, having worked with students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal College of Music in London, Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

This year's projects include the premiere of a new work by Gavin Bryars for string sextet, debuts at the Heidelberger Streichquartettfest and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany, tours to Belgium, Canada and Poland, and the release of their first disc for Linn Records.

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