Lunchtime Concert - Consone Quartet with Francesca Gilbert (viola) and Alexander Rolton (cello)

The first period instrument string quartet to be selected as BBC New Generation Artists, the Consone Quartet are fast making a name for themselves with their honest and expressive interpretations of repertoire, notably from the classical and romantic eras. In this concert they are delightfully joined by violist Francesca Gilbert and cellist Alexander Rolton to present two works for string sextet.  This is the last lunchtime concert for this summer before a new classical music season opens in October. 

The Consone Quartet
Formed at the Royal College of Music in London, the Consone Quartet launched their professional career in 2015, shortly after which they were awarded two prizes at the 2015 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition, including the EUBO Development Trust Prize and a place on the EEEmerging Scheme in France. They went on to win the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize, and in 2022 were awarded a prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust (BBT) fellowship.

Agata Daraškaitė,
Magdalena Loth-Hill–violin
Elitsa Bogdanova–viola
George Ross–cello

Special guests
Francesca Gilbert–viola
London born Francesca recently graduated from the Advanced Instrumental Studies masters course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama after being award first class honours on the GSMD undergraduate programme.  Francesca’s main passion is for chamber music and has performed in major venues and at international chamber music festivals across the UK, Europe and America.

Alexander Rolton–cello
Alexander Rolton is a highly versatile cellist who enjoys a lively and varied performing career. Rolton has been a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra since 2018. He performs with the Orchestra in all the major concert venues around the world and extensively throughout the UK, working frequently with the world’s most prominent conductors and soloists.

String Quartet Op.50 No. 4         Haydn
Sextet from Capriccio                Strauss
Grande Sestetto Concertante      Mozart

Barnstorming!  Part of Consone Quartet’s series.

Consone Quartet - Barnstorming! Series Teaser

Wednesday 10 July 2024 - Lunch at 12:00 nn; Concert at 1:00 pm
Ticket: £15 (Concert only) / £15 Lunch (per person) [Please select number of lunches needed when you book your tickets]

Lunch price is separated from the concert ticket.  You may book your lunch for 12:00 noon at the Barn or enjoy it after the concert at the Community Café.  Due to limited seating and high demand for our lunchtime concerts, pre-booking of lunch is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. 

Tel: 01932 253354
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF