Echéa Quartet

Series: Season 13 2022-2023
Date: Wed 29 Mar 2023 - 7:00pm
Venue: St Mary's Church Hall, Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1HD

Winners of the 2021 Royal Over-Seas String ensemble prize, The Echéa Quartet perform string quartets by Purcell, Mendlessohn, and Beethoven.

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

7:30 Intermission

Art Exhibition by Linda Ward and Kay Bayliss from Sandbach Art Club, Refreshments

8:00 Main Concert

Purcell – Fantasias in Four Parts:
No. 8 in D minor Z.739
No. 9 in A minor Z.740
Mendelssohn – String Quartet no. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
Beethoven – String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
The Echéa Quartet
Rosa Hartley – violin
Gabriella Jones – violin
Ami-Louise Johnsson – viola
Nina Kiva – cello
Recipients of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Albert and Eugenie Frost Chamber Music Prize (2019/20) and the Hattori Foundation’s Senior Award (2021/22), the Echéa Quartet was formed in 2017 at the Royal Academy of Music, London. They are recent winners of the ‘Tremplin’ at the Philharmonie de Paris’s String Quartet Biennale (2020) and prizewinners of the International Anton Rubinstein Competition (2017). The quartet are currently Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal College of Music, artists for the Kirckman Concert Society and City Music Foundation and are Yeomen of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. The quartet are mentored by John Myerscough, Simon Rowland-Jones and Mathieu Herzog.
With many thanks to the Harrison-Frank and City Music Foundations, the Echéa Quartet are fortunate to play on a quartet of W.E. Hill & Sons instruments and bows (2019). The quartet has appeared at international festivals such as Ferrandou Musique (France), Festival de los Siete Lagos (Argentina) and West Cork Chamber Music (Ireland). They have also attended a residency at the Banff Centre (2019). The quartet has performed in venues such as the Musikverein (Vienna), Wigmore Hall (London), Philharmonie de Paris and collaborated with Marin Alsop at the World Economic Forum (Switzerland). The quartet was featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’, and more recently on CBC National Radio (Canada) as part of their six-week tour of the west coast of North America (2019). The quartet has attended virtual online masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (2020), and are part of ProQuartet.