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The Kenley Quartet

30.11.2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

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The Kenley Quartet

Richard Huish College and Centre for Young Musicians Taunton are presenting a series of free concerts and workshops by the Kenley Quartet. For more information contact taunton@cym.org.uk or call 07754 217 993.


FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER – Aspen – room A1 (external vistors must sign in at Reception).
CONCERT – 12:40 Free lunchtime concert with music by Mozart, Mahler, Faure, Schumann & Brahms. All welcome.
WORKSHOP – 14:30 – 15:30 Open to Huish students and local school students.

WORKSHOPS – Open to anyone aged 5-18, booking is essential – please email
9:30 – 10:00 Strings Workshop (up to Grade 3) in Willow – room W10
10:00 – 10:30 Strings workshop (Grade 4 & over) in Willow Cafe
10:45 – 11:15 Piano workshop (up to Grade 3) in Aspen – room A101
11:15 – 11:45 Piano workshop (Grade 4 & over) in Aspen – room A1
CONCERT – Willow Cafe
12:00 – 12:45 Concert with music by Mozart, Mahler, Faure, Schumann & Brahms.
Open to all, free admission

Before forming the Kenley Piano Quartet at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2017, Ivelina, Joana, Benedict and James individually studied in Bulgaria, Portugal, Japan and in England, where chamber music was a huge part of their lives. Since forming as an official group, they have studied in depth a variety of repertoire including quartets by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Mahler and Fauré. They frequently perform these works in recitals in London in venues such as Milton Court Concert Hall. Most recently the quartet performed the Fauré G minor Piano Quartet as finalists in the Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Prize at the Guildhall. While all still studying, the quartet frequently received masterclasses from artistes such as Levon Chilingirian OBE, Simon Blendis, Carole Presland and from members of the Heath and Endellion String Quartets. As much as learning is important for the quartet, providing music education as an ensemble is an equal priority. Last year the quartet were fortunate enough to collaborate with Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble, the Decoda Ensemble from New York. The quartet worked with the ensemble on the Piano Quartet repertoire and produced education workshops to make the repertoire accessible by children as young as four. The workshops were then provided in schools around London and were a great success.


9:30 am - 12:45 pm
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