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Important announcement from the Solem Quartet

Important announcement from the Solem Quartet

From the quartet: "Drumroll please ... we are really happy to announce that Stephen Upshaw has joined the quartet as our new violist! Some of you have already met and heard Stephen, but for those that haven’t – you can find out lots more about him here. Stephen is a brilliant musician who we have loved working with in the last couple of months, and performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician around the UK, Europe and North America. Alongside a love of chamber music, Stephen has a particular interest in contemporary music, being a member of Riot Ensemble (whose recent disc “Speak Be Silent” was selected as one of The New Yorker Magazine’s best of 2019). Keep your eyes peeled for some sparkly new photos of the four of us coming soon! With welcoming Stephen, we of course have to say goodbye to Ali (our beloved violist of 9 years!) who is now focusing on a career newly balanced towards performing, arranging and teaching in Manchester. As a founding member of the quartet we are all indebted to Ali and will miss him - but we look forward to seeing his future career flourish! "
The live score experience – video

The live score experience – video

The Solem Quartet play The Lobster score live @CrouchEndPH tomorrow night (Weds 18th Dec). The live score experience is providing a new, exciting phenomenon for cinema going, enhancing both the…More
Solem Lates presents: The Lobster

Solem Lates presents: The Lobster

The Solem Quartet is collaborating with Picturehouse Cinemas to screen Yorgos Lanthimos’s film ‘The Lobster’ with live music, as part of the Solem Lates series.

The Quartet has produced an arrangement of the film’s quirky soundtrack for string quartet and piano, which they will be performing live at eight screenings across different Picturehouse cinemas during November and December.

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Solem Quartet Offers Education Work in Schools and Universities

Solem Quartet Offers Education Work in Schools and Universities

The Solem Quartet is committed to taking its music to as wide an audience as possible, and especially to young people. Each member of the group is an experienced teacher and as a quartet they have performed and collaborated with young people in many contexts through their regular university visits, workshops and classes with primary and secondary schools and work with the charity ‘Live Music Now’ which provides support to people with special needs.

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The Solem Quartet plays Richard Blackford

The Solem Quartet plays Richard Blackford

February 2019 saw the release of a CD on the Nimbus label of music by Richard Blackford, prominently featuring the Solem Quartet. The first work on the disc, Seven Hokusai Miniatures, was written for the quartet in 2018 and is offered among their current programme proposals.

Videos: Blazing Beethoven and Bartók from Solem Quartet

Those who were lucky enough to hear the fabulous Solem Quartet perform at Wigmore Hall last July will remember their sizzling account of Bartók’s Quartet no. 4. Nothing can replace being in the concert hall as a member of the audience, but this video of the fifth movement immediately demonstrates why this award-winning, vibrant string quartet has developed such a strong following. We are also delighted to be able to bring you their recording of the Allegro molto from Beethoven String Quartet in C major, op. 59, no. 3, Razumovsky. Read more

Tashmina Artists welcomes Solem Quartet

Tashmina Artists welcomes Solem Quartet

Please do look out for this award-winning, vibrant string quartet and if you would like to hear them in concert, please see their forthcoming engagements here. Building on their many successes to date, and the high regard in which they are already held, they have a fantastic, long career ahead of them; we are very excited to be able to work with them. The members of the quartet are Amy Tress and William Newell (violins), Alistair Vennart (viola) and Stephanie Tress (cello).