The St Paul’s Quartet began giving quartet concerts in St Paul’s, Grove Park, in 2012. Four award-winning players in their own rights, members of Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the Britten Sinfonia, who were itching to put their extensive experience of performing chamber music internationally to the test in the great string quartet repertoire. They have since performed to great acclaim in major London chamber venues and further afield, and the quartet are delighted that they now have an expanding diary of invitations, and re-invitations.
Within the quartet, Bea and Catherine share first and second violin chairs. The Emerson Quartet are probably the most famous proponents of this job-share approach, who say that “musically, it makes perfect sense”. In fact they go so far as to suggest that all quartets should work in this way; so long as, as they delicately put it, “it works within the group’s interpersonal dynamic”.
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