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Sunday June 16, 2019

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The Albion Quartet will perform in Coxwold this June

The renowned Albion Quartet returns to North Yorkshire next month for a midsummer concert as part of the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival fringe series.

AlbionQuartet pic by Steve Gullick csThe string quartet will perform works by Mozart, Schubert and Schumann in Coxwold.  The concert will be at 7pm on Saturday 22nd June in St Michael’s church.

The programme will be:

Mozart – String quartet No.21 in D major K575

Schubert – String quartet No.13 in A minor (‘Rosamunde’)

Schumann – String quartet No.1 in A minor op 41


North York Moors Chamber Music Festival director Jamie Walton, himself an internationally known cellist, says: “The increasing popularity of the festival and its local, loyal audiences is creating further opportunities to stage concerts throughout the year, serving as a kind of crescendo to the main event.

“We’re keen to reach out to previously unvisited areas of the National Park, and St Michael’s Church, Coxwold is a new venue which we’re including for the first time on this midsummer weekend.

“Regular festival-goers will remember the Albion Quartet as the Honeymeade Quartet, the name under which they performed their first concert, at the festival,a couple of years ago.

“As with all our events, the concert will have a friendly and relaxed atmosphere – and with anyone under 30 entitled to a free ticket, we hope that young people will take this opportunity to hear some wonderful classical music in a truly glorious venue.”

The Albion Quartet comprises Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Emma Parker (violins), Ann Beilby (viola) and Nathaniel Boyd (cello), four outstanding young string players brought together by a shared belief in the visceral power of the string quartet.

The quartet has performed worldwide including at the Wigmore Hall and at festivals including Aldeburgh, Oxford Lieder, Stratford International, Belfast International, Cheltenham, Presteigne, and Lichfield, and have participated in Beethoven cycles in the UK and Portugal, as well as continuing residencies at Sainte-Mere Festival in France and RWCMD in Cardiff.  They are heard regularly on BBC Radio 3, and record for Signum Records, for whom they are exclusive artists.  The quartet members play on a fine collection of instruments, including a Stradivarius and a Guarnerius.

The concert is a fringe event of the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, which Jamie Walton founded and which this year will see performances in nine churches across the North York Moors National Park between 11th and 24th August.  Further fringe events will take place at the Moors National Park Centre, Danby, on 8th  November, when the Oculi Ensemble will play a programme including Haydn, Borodin, Mozart and Brahms to launch the 2020 festival.

Tickets for the Coxwold concert are just £12.50, with free admission for under-30s, and can be booked by phone on 07722 038990, by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or online (and for more information on the North York Moors Chamber music Festival) at

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