Endellion String Quartet
Among the finest quartets in the world, the Endellion String Quartet celebrates its 35th
anniversary in the 2013-2014 season. Over the years, the quartet's schedule has included
regular tours of North and South America and concerts in Australasia, the Far East, the
Middle East, South Africa, and every West European country.
In February 2013, the quartet presented a complete cycle of Beethoven's string quartets at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Other recent and upcoming engagements include concerts in
South America, Canada, the US, Turkey, Switzerland, Holland, and other European countries.
Warner Classics has just released a new recording by the ensemble of Britten's quartets,
and further recordings are planned. In addition, the quartet continues its prestigious
residency at the University of Cambridge (now in its 22nd year), presents a series at
London's Wigmore Hall, and participates in the International Chamber Music Series at Queen
In addition to its residency at Cambridge, the Endellion Quartet has undertaken three
short-term residencies at MIT, and is the visiting quartet in association with the
Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It has worked with guest artists that include members
of the former Amadeus Quartet, Sir Thomas Allen, Joshua Bell, Michael Collins, Steven
Isserlis, Mitsuko Uchida, and Tabea Zimmermann.
The Endellion's 1987 EMI recording of Britten's complete chamber music for strings was
selected as Chamber Music Recording of the Year by both the Daily
Telegraph and the Guardian. The quartet has also recorded works by
Haydn, Mozart, Bartók, Dvořák, Smetana, Foulds, Walton, Bridge, Schubert, Barber, Amy
Beach, and Tchaikovsky. In 1998, EMI released Arcadiana, the Endellion Quartet's
commission from Thomas Adès, on a disc that subsequently received the Editor's Choice award