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Benyounes Quartet

Label: Champs Hill
Format: CD
Barcode: 5060212591555
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Catalog number: CHRCD 147
Releasedate: 01-03-19

- This disc presents three defining works of the string quartet repertoire, innovative and experimental.
- This is their first full recording for Champs Hill Records, having contributed to the critically-acclaimed complete Mendelssohn cycle.

Recipients of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Julius Isserlis Scholarship, the quartet’s international accolades also include prizes at both the 2014 Orlando International String Quartet Competition and the International Sandor Vegh String Quartet Competition in Budapest.

The quartet studied with Professor Gabor Takacs–Nagy at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva. They have also worked closely with Peter Cropper, Quatuor Ebène, Eberhard Feltz, Andràs Keller and David Waterman, at centres such as Pro Quartet, Aldeburgh and IMS Prussia Cove. The quartet held the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2011-13) and is currently resident at Bangor University.

Over the last decade the Benyounes Quartet has forged a reputation for fresh, vivid accolades include prizes at both the 2014 Orlando International String Quartet Competition and the 2012 International Sandor Vegh String Quartet Competition in Budapest. They Konzerthaus, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room and at festivals such as Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Aldeburgh and West Cork Chamber Music.

Formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2007, the Benyounes Quartet was subsequently awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Julius Isserlis Scholarship to study with Gábor Takács-Nagy at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva. During this period they lived together in a quiet French village, which allowed them the time and space to develop and explore a wide range of repertoire. They also worked closely with Eberhard Feltz, Peter Cropper, Quatuor Ébène, András Keller and David Waterman at centres such as Pro Quartet, Aldeburgh and IMS Prussia Cove.

The quartet held the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2011–2013) and have been invited to teach at Dartington International Summer School, ConCorda, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music.