Chamber music

Oxford Chamber Music Society

Sunday concerts at 3pm in the historic Holywell Music Room

Oxford Chamber Music Society

Albion Quartet

Sunday 12 March 2023 at 3pm


Haydn string quartet in G major Op33 No 5

Freya Waley-Cohen string quartet 'Dust'

Walton string quartet No 2 in A minor

Playing on a fine collection of instruments, including a Stradivarius and Guarnerius, the Albion Quartet unites four outstanding young string players in playing that ‘…is masterly in its vividness, freedom and sensitivity.’ (Sunday Times). Their many acclaimed performances, broadcasts and recordings at home and on the continent combine familiar classics with freshly commissioned work. Passionate about musical education, the quartet holds a residency at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, where they regularly give masterclasses and performances.  As a Cavatina Chamber Music Trust ensemble, they also give frequent workshops at primary school level where they are thrilled to share the magic of chamber music with children from diverse backgrounds. In 2020, they set up the charity ‘Friends of the Albion Quartet’, aimed at developing mini-residencies with schools in the state sector and in the special needs category to help these children connect more deeply to classical music and find inspiration through experiencing music in an interactive and accepting environment. Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Emma Parker (violins), Ann Beilby (viola), Nathaniel Boyd (‘cello).

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