Emma Purslow, violin
Marike Kruup, violin
Jobine Siekman, cello
Schubert – String Quartet No.13 in A Minor ’Rosamunde’ D804 Op.29
Janacek – String Quartet No.2 ‘Intimate Letters’
Borodin – String Quartet No.2 in D Major
Formed in the bustle of London in 2018, the Alkyona Quartet present fresh imaginative interpretations of both well-known and hidden gems of the string quartet repertoire. The quartet also revels in finding and championing scintillating but overlooked works. They love collaborations across the Arts and are often found presenting both string quartet and collaborative works in more unusual presentations.
Why ‘Alkyona’? A question our audiences often ask us. – We have a bird lover in our midst, Emma. ‘Alkyona’ or properly spelt ‘Αλκυόνα’ means ‘Kingfisher’ in Greek. All music makers can relate to the thrill of chasing the fleeting fufilled musical moment, or the ‘flash of blue’ as the kingfisher streaks past. A rare sight, but a moment that stills time. One we hope you’ll remember forever.
This concert is generously sponsored by The Tunnell Trust