Season Begins 20-21

The Alkyona Quartet


Via YouTube from 7.45pm on Wednesday 26 May 2021
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Emma Purslow - violin
Marike Kruup - violin
Raquel Bolivar - viola
Jobine Siekman - cello

Programme:
Haydn: Op 54. No 2 C major
Kapustin: String Quartet No. 2 (1st movement)
Borodin: String Quartet No. 2: Scherzo; Nocturne
Carolan's Air: Traditional Folk Tune arr. Emma Purslow.

The Alkyona Quartet present fresh imaginative interpretations of both well-known and hidden gems of the string quartet repertoire. They are well known for their warm connection to audiences and vivacious performances, and are ‘as vibrant and memorable as their ‘Kingfisher’ namesake’.
They are Tunnell Trust Award Holders 2020/21 and Making Music Selected Artists 2020-2021, and have performed in many leading UK venues including St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John Smith Square and the Royal Albert Hall. They were New Generation Artists at the Stift International Music Festival 2019 and residents at Music at Brel the same year, as well as being featured at the Lake District Summer Music Festival 2020, and performing the closing concert for the Huygens Festival 2020 which was broadcast live on Dutch TV channel Midvliet. They look forward to featuring at the Koroni Festival in Greece, Lichfield Festival in the UK, and have been invited to be Quartet in Residence at Repton School in 2021 as part of Project String Quartet.
The quartet love collaborations across the arts and are currently Musicians in Residence at Leighton House Museum where they have been running events, concerts and salons both online and in person. They work regularly with NWLive, a charity that brings together professional performance with community arts. The Alkyona Quartet released their debut album, ‘Intimate Letters’ in June 2020 in collaboration with Cegin Productions, which is available on all major streaming platforms.
The quartet is grateful for sponsorship for their studies and projects to the RCM Director’s Fund; The Tunnell Trust; and the Dutch National Music Instrument Foundation for the loan of Jobine’s C.18th  Lefebvre cello.