Since being selected by the Young Concert Artists Trust and winning 1st Prize at the Tromp Competition in 2008 the Heath Quartet has forged a strong international presence. In 2011 they were awarded a prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship and undertook complete Beethoven cycles at the Facyl Festival in Salamanca and in Edinburgh. They went on to win the 2012 Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Highlights over the last year have included recitals at Wigmore Hall as part of the Emerging Talent scheme, including the premiere of a new work by Luke Bedford and collaborations with Stephen Hough and Ian Bostridge. The Quartet made their debut at the Kissingen Winterzauber, Schwetzinger and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals, the deSingel Arts Centre in Antwerp, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Berlin Konzerthaus and Stadtstheatre in Grein, and appeared at the Salisbury, Spitalfields and Peasmarsh Festivals. They also toured throughout the Netherlands and Argentina, returned to Banff and worked with the Florestan Piano Trio, Tokyo Quartet, Colin Currie, Michael Collins, Joanna MacGregor, Bram van Seembeck and composers Brett Dean and Steven Mackey.
Future engagements include complete Tippett and Bartók cycles, and a recital with the soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci at Wigmore Hall, debut recitals at the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, return visits to the Concertgebouw and their USA debut tour that will include Middlebury College, Marlboro College, Washington DC's Phillips Collection, and their New York recital debut presented by Carnegie Hall at Weill Recital Hall.
The Heath Quartet was formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music, under the guidance of the late Dr. Christopher Rowland and Alasdair Tait. The Quartet are Professors of Chamber Music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
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