Winners of the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize.
Dominika Fehér, Magdalena Loth-Hill – violins
Elitsa Bogdanova – viola
George Ross– cello
5:00pm Pre-concert Early Bird meal at La Casa Mia (not included in the ticket)
Why not make an evening of it and book your pre-concert dinner at La Casa Mia who are kindly helping to sponsor the concert series
6:30pm Doors open
7:00: Spotlight Concert
Music performed by talented young people from Sandbach
Art Exhibition by John Barlow
raffle in aid of The Mayor's Charity – Stepping Hill High Dependency Unit
8:00 Main Concert
Winners of the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Strings/Keyboard Ensemble Prize, the Consone Quartet is dedicated to exploring and recreating the sound-worlds of the classical and early romantic string quartet repertoire through period instrument performance. As well as performing on period instruments, each member of the quartet is also a modern string player. The quartet's recent success at the finals of the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition brought them the EUBO Development Trust prize and a place on the prestigious Eeemerging scheme (European Emerging Ensembles) supporting young early music ensembles within the framework of the Creative Europe programme. They were invited to perform at the 2015 REMA showcase in Prague and at the 2015 Concerts in the West series.
The quartet performed for the BBC programme "Between the Ears" which was broadcast on Radio 3 and have participated in master classes with Lucy Russell, Catherine Martin, Jean Patterson, members of Florilegium (UK) and Ironwood (Australia). In 2013 the Consone Quartet was awarded the Century Fund Prize in the RCM Historical Performance Competition and have recorded works by Giovanni Antonio Giaj and Daniele Castrovillari with the Ballo Baroque Ensemble. In April 2014 the Consone Quartet travelled to Bolivia to perform with the Arakaendar Choir, directed by Ashley Solomon.