The Jubilee Quartet
1st Prize winners of the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition, the Jubilee Quartet were formed in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Music, London. They were prize winners in the Royal Academy of Music Quartet Competition, and won the Sir John Barbirolli Prize in 2009. They were asked to perform in the 2010 Schumann and 2011 Brahms Festival concert series and were also chosen for the Davey Poznanski Quartet Scheme. During their time at the Academy, they have studied extensively with Martin Outram (Maggini Quartet), Garfield Jackson (Endellion Quartet), Felix Schmidt, and their mentor Jon Thorne (Badke Quartet.) They have also participated in masterclasses with the Skampa and VanBrugh Quartets and were chosen to study under Thomas Brandis (Brandis Quartet and former concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic).
This past December, the Jubilee Quartet were invited to King’s Place by the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust for a masterclass with Leoš Čepický of the Wihan Quartet. They have given three concert tours of the Czech Republic and performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK. They were selected to attend a series of masterclasses in Villecroze, France, lead by Miguel da Silva ( Ysaye Quartet) and Hatto Beyerle ( Alban Berg Quartet.) and this summer, have been invited as fellows to the Aspen Music Festival’s Center for Advanced Quartets to work with Sylvia Rosenburg, Earl Carlyss ( Juilliard Quartet), James Dunham (Cleveland Quartet), and the American, Pro Arte, and Emerson String Quartet.
Future engagements consist of concerts around the UK, including a recital for the Elias Fawcett Trust at Lauderdale House, an appearance at the Purcell room in collaboration with soloist, Jack Liebeck, recitals at the St.Magnus Festival, Orkney, outreach concerts through the Live Music Now scheme, and a concert tour of Italy. In 2013 they will perform their debut recital at the Purcell Room as winners of the Philharmonia MMSF Charles Henderson Ensemble Award.