Observe the inner workings of the Villiers Quartet – Quartet-in-Residence at the JdP Music Building, Oxford University – in rehearsal for their evening concert. During this fly-on-the-wall experience, gain insights from these 4 dynamic musicians on how they work together to prepare for string quartet performance. Includes Q&A with the Villiers Quartet.
*The open rehearsal takes place from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.
About the Villiers Quartet
Named after Villiers Street in London, the Villiers Quartet encompasses the grand and iconic spirit of the extraordinary music tradition in Britain and has been praised for “exquisite ensemble playing” (Seen & Heard International), and their absolute “commitment and virtuosity” (The Sunday Times). The Villiers Quartet is the Quartet-in-Residence at the Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building at Oxford University. Hailed as “Champions of British Music” (The Observer), the Villiers Quartet has become one of the most recognised quartets in the UK for the performance of British music.
The Villiers Quartet has been broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from the Leamington International Quartet Series, and on NPO Radio 4 live from the Concertgebouw. The VQ has been featured on BBC’s In Tune and also BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show with pianist Alexis Ffrench and double bassist Leon Bosch. The VQ was the featured quartet on the BBC film Lady Chatterley’s Lover
About the Squire Performing Arts Centre
The Squire Performing Arts Centre opened in Spring 2017 and is one of Nottingham newest performing arts spaces. The theatre is an eco-conscious, versatile creative space for performing arts in Nottingham. The stunning state-of-the-art theatre is part of Nottingham Girls’ High School and has been named in honour of Dame Rosemary Squire DBE, a former student, to reflect her support of the project, her association with the school and prominent position in British theatre.