The Heath Quartet perform Mendelssohn - Fanny not Felix - The Leamington Observer

The Heath Quartet perform Mendelssohn - Fanny not Felix

THE HEATH Quartet give the final concert of the 2021/22 Investec International String Quartet series at Leamington’sPump Rooms on Friday (March 25).

The quartet returns to Leamington for the first time since it gave concerts in 2012 and 2013 bringing a progamme of quartets by Haydn, Fanny Mendelssohn and Janáček.

Leamington Music has programmed all of Felix Mendelssohn’s quartets over the years, but this will be the first time one by his sister Fanny is given.

The quartet by Janáček is the second of the two he wrote and follows a performance of his first quartet on 25 February by the Pražák Quartet of Prague.

The Heath Quartet was formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester in 2002 and has since won many prizes and often toured abroad.

Festival director Richard Phillips said: “We have enjoyed a really excellent season of monthly concerts and audiences have been coming back in good numbers and then showing enormous enthusiasm. Before Christmas we had four British quartets, the Sacconi, Marmen, Jubilee and Carducci and, so far in 2022, BBC New Generation Artists the Consone Quartet, and most recently the Pražák Quartet from the Czech Republic.”

Following the concert on 25 March, Leamington Music takes a five week break before the Leamington Music Festival starts on April 28 with the Sacconi Quartet which will be joined by the Italian pianist Emma Abbate in Elgar’s Piano Quintet. That concert also features the Quartet No 1 by Vaughan Williams and it is his 150th anniversary that is being celebrated in the 2022 Festival and all over the country.

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