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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.

 
2015 News

This season the Smith Quartet continued their exploration of music for string quartet and percussion with percussionist Joby Burgess with performances at Sound Scotland, Aberdeen and Lakeside Arts Centre. Nottingham. Works included Steve Martland’s joyful Starry Night and the award winning work Distil by Graham Fitkin.

Their concerts in March at the Kings Place Minimalism Unwrapped festival included a special focus on New York‘s cult "Bang on a Can" collective with composer David Lang and soprano Else Torp as well as a new commission from Wayne Siegel and they will return in September to perform the complete Nyman Quartets. 

Also coming up
The quartet are looking forward to releasing Nyman’s 4th and 5th quartets on The MN label in the coming months to coincide with their Kings Place concert, and a new collaboration with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and composer Elena Kats Chernin in an exciting new work for dance and string quartet. The first performance will be at the Southbank Centre in London on 16th and 17th September.

The Smith Quartet
Saturday 26 September 2015
Minimalism Unwrapped
Kings Place
Complete Michael Nyman String Quartets
External linkwww.kingsplace.co.uk


Shobana Jeyasingh Dance tour dates
 
Wednesday 16 September 2015
Thursday 17 September 2015
Southbank Centre

London
External linkwww.southbankcentre.co.uk

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Everyman Theatre
Cheltenham
External linkwww.everymantheatre.org.uk

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Brighton Dome
Brighton
External linkwww.brightondome.org

Thursday 8 October 2015

Taliesin Arts Centre
Swansea
External linkwww.taliesinartscentre.co.uk

Thursday 15 October 2015

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth
External linkwww.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk



 




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Arts Council England
The Smith Quartet gratefully acknowledges the support of PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and the RVW Trust.
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