The Artha String Quartet is a newly-formed RCM ensemble made up of four dynamic award winning young musicians who share a passion for chamber music and arts.
Together they have performed in a variety of venues, such as the Tate Modern – linking photography and music as part of the ‘Red star over Russia’ exposition, as well as concert halls in the U.K, Italy and Spain. They have had the privilege to work with great musicians dedicated to chamber music, namely Alina Ibragimova (Chiaroscuro Quartet), Pablo de Pedro Cano (ECO, Edding Quartet), Antonello Farulli (Reina Sofia chamber music teacher), Magnus Ericsson, Peter Herresthal, Ilmar Gavilán (Harlem quartet), Mark Messenger, Nathan Braude, Cecilia Ziliacus, Bartholomew Lafollette and Avri Levitan.
They have also been invited to be the resident chamber ensemble for the festival ‘Musethica’ in Zaragoza and each member, individually, is a regular of International Chamber Music Festivals, the likes of IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, Santander Festival, Musica Mundi chamber music festival, Summer Academy Voksenåsen in Oslo, East Neuk retreat and Manchester Quartet Week. The Artha Quartet were awarded the Helen Just & Susan Connell Prize and The Sacconi Quartet Prize.
In July they have performed Haydn’s ‘Emperor Quartet’ at the Wigmore Hall. They are looking forward to performing Dvorak’s Viola Quintet in Berlin with Avri Levitan and Schubert’s Cello Quintet with Thomas Carroll later this year.