Founded some twenty years ago to encourage the love of serious music especially amongst the young, we provide live music in different genres performed by highly gifted professional artistes, many of whom have international recognition.   Probably no other local venue provides such recitals on a regular basis throughout the year and at a very reasonable expense.

Why travel to London when this quality of musical satisfaction can be found so close to home?

Next Concert

 Friday 9th October 2015, 7:30pm

Heath Quartet
Photo: Sussie Ahlburg
Heath Quartet
Oliver Heath - Violin
Cerys Jones - Violin
Gary Pomeroy - Viola
Christopher Murray - Cello

Friday 9 October 2015 • 7:30pm • £12
String Quartet op.20 no.1 in E flat
String Quartet no.5 Bartók
String Quartet no.16 in F op.135 Beethoven

£12 in advance, or cash at the door.

Children 16 and under admitted free with accompanying adult. Students £3 (with ID card).

Amounts indicated are a suggested donation. If you are a tax payer a Gift Aid declaration would be appreciated.

Tickets are available from:
Guildford Tourist Information Centre
Guildford House
155 High Street

Tel: 01483 444 333
The Heath Quartet

In May 2013 the Heath Quartet became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music they were selected for representation by YCAT, were awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship and in 2012 won Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The Heath Quartet regularly appear at Wigmore Hall and have collaborated with Stephen Hough, Ian Bostridge, Anna Caterina Antonacci and Mark Padmore. Elsewhere in the UK they have performed at the Barbican, Bridgewater Hall, Sage Gateshead, Perth Concert Hall and Queen’s Hall Edinburgh. In Europe they have appeared at the Kissingen Winterzauber, Schwetzinger and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals as well as the deSingel Arts Centre in Antwerp, Vara Konserthus (Sweden), the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Esterházy Palace, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Other collaborations include the Florestan Piano Trio, Tokyo Quartet, Colin Currie, Joanna MacGregor, Aleksandar Madzar and Michael Collins.

The Quartet has enjoyed working with several leading composers including Louis Andriessen, Sofia Gubaidulina, Anthony Gilbert, Brett Dean, Steven Mackey and Hans Abrahamsen. They took part in the European premiere of Steve Mackey’s ‘Gaggle and Flock’ for string octet, and received unanimous critical acclaim for their performance of Ligeti’s Quartet No.2 and Thomas Ades’ Arcadiana for The Park Lane Group at the Purcell Room.

Recent highlights have included a complete Beethoven Cycle at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, the world premiere of a John Tavener piece at the BBC Proms, concerts at the Mecklenburgh-Vorpommern Festival, the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and their debut at the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre in Paris as well as at Carnegie Hall, New York.

This season includes concerts at Birmingham Town Hall, the Beethovenfest Bonn and Kettle’s Yard, recitals in Spain with Anna Caterina Antonacci, a world premiere by John Musto at Wigmore Hall with Carolyn Sampson and their debut at Lincoln Center New York.

The Quartet are currently Professors of Chamber Music Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.