Saddleworth Concerts Society

Next concert: Solem String Quartet (RNCM)

Debussy: String Quartet in G minor Op. 12
Haydn: String Quartet No. 38 in E flat major, Op. 20, No. 1
James MacMillan: Memento for string quartet
Mozart: to be confirmed

Solem String Quartet (RNCM)

Feb 11, 2015

Recent winners of the 2014 Royal Overseas League Ensemble Competition, the Solem Quartet was established in September 2011 through their studies at the University of Manchester, where they take their name from the University motto “arduus ad solem”, meaning “striving towards the sun”.

Having moved on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music, the quartet has enjoyed success in competitions including the RNCM Nossek Prize, RNCM Barbirolli Prize for String Quartets and the Britten Centenary Intercollegiate String Quartet Competition, among others. They enjoy an increasingly busy concert schedule performing at venues across the UK including the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and recently participated in the European Chamber Music Academy in Vienna and Manchester. After studying with the Chilingirian Quartet at West Dean, the Solem Quartet was invited back for a residency in January 2014 and will be Junior Fellows at the Aberystwyth MusicFest 2014. The group will also appear at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival.