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Saturday 7 October 2017

Frith Piano Quartet

CARL MARIA VON WEBER: Piano Quartet in B Flat major, Op 8
RICHARD STRAUSS: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 13
ROBERT SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in E Flat, Op 47 

Frith Piano Quartet 

Frith Quartet on Video

Benjamin Frith - Piano
Benjamin Frith was born in South Yorkshire in 1957 and from the age of ten studied with Fanny Waterman. His international career expanded after the award of a Gold Medal at the 1989 Arthur Rubinstein piano Masters Competition in Israel.

Robert Heard - Violin
Robert’s first orchestral job was with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1990 he was invited to join the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra by Sir Simon Rattle as Associate Leader. Since then he has become a free lance musician

Louise Williams – viola
Louise Williams began her career as a violinist and a founder member of the Endellion Quartet but was diverted to the viola in order to join the Chilingirian Quartet. She plays on a fine viola by the brothers Amati in 1616.

Richard Jenkinson – 'cello
Richard Jenkinson started to play the 'cello at the age of five and after winning a Scholarship studied with Florence Hooton until her sudden death in 1988. Whilst at the Guildhall he won all the 'cello and chamber music prizes. In 1998, he was appointed principal cello with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He plays a 'cello by G.B.Grancino of Milan of circa 1662.

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