The Artesian Quartet have debuted at the BBC Proms, been broadcast on Radio 3, and tour in the UK as well as internationally. They were the 2013/14 St Peter’s Prize Winner Quartet, 2014 Park Lane Group artists and are one of the three 2014/15 ChamberStudio mentorship groups at King’s Place.
Based at the Royal Academy of Music where they are 2014/15 CAVATINA Chamber Music Fellows, the quartet has enjoyed mentoring from musicians of the Belcea, Endellion, Maggini and Takacs Quartets. They have also benefitted from the support of the Britten Pears Foundation.
With frequent invitations to give concerts, the Artesians perform regularly in and around London at venues including Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room. On their travels they have enjoyed dates at the Lake District Summer Music Festival, at the Colston Hall in Bristol, as well as at a number of regional music societies.
Managing an increasingly demanding schedule, the quartet’s commitments are balanced with all four player’s opportunities and geographies. The individual versatility of its members creates a characteristic intensity in the overall depth and diversity of the quartet sound. The past twelve months saw a number of exciting projects for the group including recording sessions with Trevor Pinnock. There was also be continuing exploration of contemporary works following successful associations with composers Nicola LeFanu and Paul Patterson.
The Artesians also enjoy larger chamber music. They have formed various associations to perform Mendelssohn Octet, Verklarte Nacht and Souvemir de Florence and have given a number of collaborative lecture recitals performing Schubert’s C Major Quintet. Upcoming projects include performances of Arensky Quintet.