The Heath Quartet

para que es el neurontin 300 mg Saturday 18th March 2023, 7.30 pm

Sara Wolstenholme, violin
Yume Fujise, violin
Gary Pomeroy, viola
Christopher Murray, cello

Haydn: Quartet in F minor op 20 no 5
Fanny Hensel: Quartet in E flat
Franz Schubert : String Quartet No. 14 in D minor D.810 ‘Death and the Maiden’

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The Heath Quartet was formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2002. The quartet won the Gramophone Chamber Award for their recording of the complete string quartets of Sir Michael Tippett, and in May 2013 became the first ensemble in fifteen years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. Their award-winning release of the Tippett was followed by the issue of the complete Bartók quartets (June 2017). There have been a few changes in the performers and in 2021 founder Oliver Heath decided to move on. Sara Wolstenholme and Marije Johnston have joined the quartet as joint leaders. Owing to injury, for this concert Marije Johnston has had to step aside and her place is taken by the young exciting violinist, Yume Fujise.

Sara Wolstenholme (violin) is a graduate of the RNCM and the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, She was leader of the Finzi Quartet until it disbanded in 2012, then joined the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as principal second, and in that capacity has played with a number of ensembles including the Northern Sinfonia. But “coming back to quartet life is coming home to me,” she said on joining the Heath.

Christopher Murray (cello) was awarded a scholarship to study with Hannah Roberts and Gregor Horsch at the RNCM where he won the Barbirolli Prize (the RNCM’s highest award for cellists) and performed as a concerto soloist. Christopher worked with composer Hans Abrahamsen for a performance of his music for solo cello that was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Other concerto appearances include the Norfolk Symphony, Tyneside Chamber and New Tyneside orchestras.

Yume Fujise is an alumni at the Yehudi Menuhin School and University of Arts & Music in Graz Austria, where she studied with Lutsia Ibragimova and Boris Kuschnir. Yume completed her Bachelor of Music, Masters of Performance and Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, London (RCM) with Mark Messenger and Alina Ibragimova on an ABRSM full scholarship. During her time at the RCM, Yume won the 2014 and 2018 Violin Competition and 2015 Concerto Competition and 2017 Concerto Competition. Yume performs regularly as soloist and has appeared alongside orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017, Yume performed the Brahms Violin Concerto under the baton of Maxim Vengerov and performed in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales. In 2020, Yume was set to make her BBC Proms Debut alongside Nicola Benedetti playing Bach Double Concerto with the Les Violons du Roy.

Born and raised in South Africa, Gary Pomeroy (viola) started violin lessons aged five, then took to the viola as a teenager. He was an ABRSM International Scholar at the Royal Northern College of Music where he enjoyed five years of guidance in solo and chamber music, his major influences being Mark Knight, Chris Rowland and Thomas Riebl. He went on to spend a year studying at the Reina Sofia Escuela Superior in Madrid, Spain.