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Following their award-winning debut recording of Tippett on the Wigmore Live label, the quartet recorded two discs for the Harmonia Mundi/PIAS label featuring Tchaikovsky’s first and third quartets (2016) and the complete Bartók quartets (2017), the latter being shortlisted for the 2018 Gramophone Chamber Award and the winner of the 2017 Limelight Chamber Recording of the Year award.
Notable concert performances have included the world premiere of John Tavener’s Requiem Fragments at the BBC Proms, performances with actors Olwen Fouéré, Jeremy Irons and Alex Jennings juxtaposing the Four Quartets of T S Eliot with Beethoven, and a single-evening performance of Jörg Widmann’s five-part 'super-quartet' in Berlin in 2018. In 2013 they appeared in ENO’s Fidelio production, playing Beethoven while suspended above the stage.
In the UK they perform regularly at Wigmore Hall and have appeared at Barbican, Bridgewater Hall, Sage Gateshead, Perth Concert Hall, Saffron Hall, Queen’s Hall Edinburgh and the Aldeburgh, Brighton and Cheltenham Festivals. European highlights include the Kissingen Winterzauber and Schwetzinger Festivals, Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin, Elbphilharmonie, Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Musée d’Orsay and Louvre Auditorium in Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, deSingel Arts Centre in Antwerp, Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Vara Konserthus in Sweden, Esterházy Palace, and the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Berlin and Vienna. Further afield they have performed at Carnegie Hall, Walter Hall in Toronto, Adelaide Festival of the Arts and throughout New Zealand. They have also held several residencies at Middlebury College, Vermont.
Strong exponents of contemporary music, the quartet have worked with leading composers including Hans Abrahamsen, Brett Dean, Helen Grime, Sofia Gubaidulina and Steve Mackey. The quartet has enjoyed a number of collaborations with the director Calixto Bieto and in 2018 embarked on a co-production between Birmingham REP and Holland Festival 'The String Quartet’s Guide', which toured throughout Europe.