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  the smith quartet  
For over 20 years The Smith Quartet  have been at the forefront of the world’s contemporary music scene.

They have developed a repertoire by some of the world’s most exciting composers and have established an international reputation for their dynamic style and original approach to contemporary music.

 
New Chamber Project for String Quartet and Percussion
In July 2014 the Smith Quartet joins forces with percussionist Joby Burgess in an exciting new project showcasing the underexplored yet astonishingly fascinating potential of chamber music for string quartet and percussion.

Including Steve Martland’s joyful Starry Night and a new commission from the always exuberant, genre-busting Graham Fitkin!
Toby Burgess and The Smith Quartet
Friday 4 July 2014, 10pm
Cheltenham Music Festival
Parabola Arts Centre
Steve Martland – Starry Night
Steve Reich – Different Trains
Graham Fitkin – Distil (World Premiere)
External linkwww.cheltenhamfestivals.com

Thursday 10 July 2014, 7.30pm

St John’s, Smith Square
Kevin Volans – String Quartet No. 10
Graham Fitkin – Distil
Iannis Xenakis – Psappha
Steve Martland – Starry Night
External linkwww.sjss.org.uk



General Management
Stephen Chamberlain
stephendchamberlain@gmail.com

T: +44 (0)7932 100542




PRS Foundation
The Smith Quartet gratefully acknowledges the support of PRS for Music Foundation
IAN HUMPHRIES – VIOLIN
RICK KOSTER – VIOLIN
NIC PENDLEBURY – VIOLA
DEIRDRE COOPER – CELLO
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“Listen, reflect, marvel.”
The Observer, February 2010


“In 2006, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music festival focused on Morton Feldman, one of the few important composers of the second half of the 20th century whose music had not previously been featured at the festival. At the centre of this belated tribute was a survey of Feldmanʼs works for piano and strings, spread across several recitals, with pianist John Tilbury and the members of the Smith Quartet. They were extraordinary experiences.”
The Guardian, February 2010


“…the superb Smith Quartet…”
The Times


“Effortless class…”
BBC Radio 3: Andrew McGregor’s CD review


“As versatile as the Kronos Quartet, and smoother than the Brodskys, The Smith Quartet have edged ahead of their competitors in contemporary chamber music…”
The Independent On Sunday


“How long before the Kronos is labelled the ‘American Smith Quartet’?… they are ahead of the curve at generating new repertoire and taking the experimental back-catalogue seriously…”
Classic FM Magazine