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October 27, 2016
Meany Hall

Kaupo Kikkas

The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet are fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. In May 2013, they became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music, they were selected for representation by YCAT, were awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship and in 2012 won Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Their next two recordings to follow in 2016 on the Harmonia Mundi label featuring Tchaikovsky quartets (studio recording) and Bartók quartets (recorded live at the Wigmore Hall). Future highlights also include a return to the Kilkenny Festival performing the late string quartets of Mozart and to the Ryedale Festival for concerts based on T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, a project with the pianist Hannes Minnaar at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam playing a French programme as well as numerous appearances at summer festivals in the United Kingdom and beyond.