MARLBORO -- Marlboro College’s Music for a Sunday Afternoon series will feature a concert by the award-winning Heath Quartet on April 6, at 3 p.m., in Ragle Hall. They will play a program of Beethoven, Bartók and Mendelssohn to lead off a debut tour in the United States that includes Carnegie Hall.
The Heath Quartet consists of Oliver Heath and Cerys Jones, violin, Gary Pomeroy, viola, and Christopher Murray, cello. All four are faculty members at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London.
The quartet was founded in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester, under the guidance of Christopher Rowland and Alasdair Tait, with whom the musicians continued their studies at the Reina Sofia in Madrid.
The quartet has performed around Europe, in venues such as the Barbician, Bridgewater Hall, Sage Gateshead, Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, the Musikverein, Esterhazy Palace, Konzerthaus Berlin, Vara Konserthus in Sweden.
The Heath Quartet was recently awarded Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artists Award and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ensemble Prize, both in 2012.
At Marlboro, the Heath Quartet will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet in B Flat, op. 18 no. 6, Bartók’s String Quartet no. 2, op.17, and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet no. 2 in A Minor, op. 13. The concert is free. For more information, contact the Marlboro College marketing and communication office at 802-251-7644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.