Atesh Quartet - sitting - Jan 2015 reduced


Mozart String Quartet No.3 in G major, K.156

Janacek String Quartet No.1 'Kreutzer Sonata'

Beethoven - String Quartet Op 18 No 3

The Atesh Quartet



Violin 1 - Jake Phillips
Violin 2 - Elaine Ambridge
Viola - Rhiannon James
Cello - Maya Kashif

The formation of the Atesh Quartet in 2014 was brought about by the musicians' mutual love and experience of chamber music and their studies at the Royal Northern College of Music.

In their short career together Atesh have performed for a number of organisations and societies and are regular performers for the Lake District Summer Music Festival as well as Leeds International Concert Series, Ruthin Festival, Proms on the Roof Series and RNCM Chamber Music Festival. They have recently been accepted to take part in the Oslo String Quartet Series International Showcase Weekend 2016 where they will receive expert tuition from the Vertavo, Oslo and Engegård quartets. They have also received coaching from Frans Helmerson, Michael Bochmann, James Boyd and Petr Prause.

The members of the quartet have also previously had a wealth of chamber music experience with various other chamber groups. This includes inspirational tuition with Hatto Beyerle, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Levon Chilingirian, Petr Prause and Johannes Meissl amongst others. The members have travelled across the world in the process, performing in famous venues such as Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow and in the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano. They have also enjoyed performing in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Dukes Hall, Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and St Martin in the Fields and have been heard multiple times on BBC Radio, including Radio 3 and BBC Introducing, in various different ensembles. During their studies the members individually achieved first place in the Chamber Ensemble of the Year, Nossek, Hirsch and Rosamund prizes at the RNCM as well as leading the RNCM orchestras in numerous performances.

In their solo careers the members of the Atesh Quartet have enjoyed the privilege of performing a number of concertos as well as solo recitals at the Cardiff Millennium Centre and Steinway Hall.

Individually the quartet freelance as orchestral musicians with the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé Orchestra and Manchester Camerata.

The Atesh Quartet appears by kind permission of the RNCM

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