Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2020, the Elmore String Quartet is a dynamic young ensemble formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017. In their Conway Hall début, they offer Fanny Mendelssohn’s quartet, performed only once during her lifetime, and which apparently did not receive approval from her brother.
Strongly influenced by Beethoven and inhabiting a passionate, rhapsodic sound world, the quartet, one of the earliest written by a woman, sits confidently alongside the music of her much better explored colleagues, Haydn and Brahms.
Xander Croft (violin)
Pijus Jonušas (violin)
Inis Oírr Asano (viola)
Felix Hughes (cello)
Haydn | Quartet in C ‘Sun’ Op.20/2
Fanny Mendelssohn | Quartet in E♭
Brahms | Quartet No.2 in A minor Op.51/2
About Conway Hall Sunday Concerts
Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series is the longest-running of its kind in Europe. Conway Hall was purpose-built in 1929 to host concerts and lectures, and they have continued here until the present day. The ethos of “affordable classical music for all” still remains.