Bloomsbury Quartet

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Eva de Vries – violin
Janell Yeo – violin
Rachel Maxey – viola
Felicity Smith – cello

ELIZABETH MACONCHYString Quartet No. 1
NICOLA LEFANUString Quartet No. 2
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMSString Quartet No. 2 in A minor
LEOŠ JANÁČEKString Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters”
ELIZABETH MACONCHYString Quartet No. 11

ReCentred: Elizabeth Maconchy

As a former Wigmore Hall/Open Academy Fellowship Ensemble, the Bloomsbury Quartet is passionate about engaging audiences with thought-provoking programmes. Here the group presents a unique ‘concert experience’ that combines performance ‘in the round’ with a multimedia exhibition on the life and works of one of the finest composers the British Isles have ever produced: Dame Elizabeth Violet Maconchy LeFanu (1907-1994).

Bookended by an early and late string quartet, the concert also features music by Maconchy’s teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, daughter Nicola LeFanu and Leoš Janáček, a key influence during the composer’s later studies in Prague.

For more information about the artists and their programme, see www.bloomsburyquartet.com

With kind support from Craven District Council

Photo credit: Christian Maier Smith

This concert is part of Skipton Music’s 75th anniversary season ‘Hidden Treasures: Celebrating Women Composers Across the Ages.’