Biography

Chagall Piano Quartet are an exciting young chamber group based in London, dedicated to exploring the rich and varied repertoire available for this instrumentation. Praised for their 'imaginative and demanding' programmes, they combine well-known works with rarely performed gems. The Quartet is becoming known for their sharp attention to detail and energetic, lyrical interpretations.


Having begun collaborating in 2011, the group have worked closely with many outstanding coaches including members of the Belcea Quartet, Matthew Jones, David Dolan, Caroline Palmer, Melissa Phelps, and have recently joined the prestigious Chamber Studio at Kings Place, where they are being coached by Richard Ireland.

 

The quartet has been finalists in competitions including the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition and the 8th International Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition in Gdansk as well as winning the Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Award. They have performed at venues including St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Wigmore Hall and have given concerts at the City of London Music Festival and for concert societies including the Blenheim Music Circle, St Mary’s Perivale and Ripley Recitals.


Members Kasia Ziminska (violin), Emily Hester (viola), Alice Purton (cello) and Ian Tindale (piano) are all individually much in demand as chamber musicians appearing in concert halls across Europeand America. As individual performers they are engaged in a wide variety of creative work, including classical improvisation, orchestral playing, jazz and folk performance, song recitals, historical performance and experimental contemporary music. Notable individual appearances include the Musikverein, Vienna; the Mozarteum, Salzburg; UNESCO Hall, Paris; Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Warsaw; the Grand Theatre, Luxembourg; and major London venues including the Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall.


Between them, their educational work has brought them to organisations and institutions including the LSO, LPO, Leeds Lieder Festival, Voices of London Festival, Harvard University, Stanford University, Ithaca College, DePaul University, McGill University, Manchester University, Royal Northern College of Music, Durham University, Huddersfield University and Oundle School.

 

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