The Elias Quartet makes its Toronto debut on our stage on March 19, 2015! The evening includes Haydn (Quartet in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3, The Bird), Mozart (Quartet in C Major, K. 465, Dissonance), and Mendelssohn (Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80).
Comprised of Sara Bitlloch (violin), Donald Grant (violin), Martin Saving (viola), Marie Bitlloch (cello), the Elias Quartet was originally formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. While they have a variety of backgrounds (Spanish-Catalan, Swiss, and Scots), they are now based in London.
This award winning quartet has been mentored by the Alban Berg Quartet and has done extensive touring in Europe, Australia, and the US. March and April 2015 has them touring in Canada and the US for just over 4 weeks. In addition to performing, over the year they have released a number of CDs. Many of those explore the classical repertoire (like the complete string quartets of Beethoven) but the Elias has also recorded piano quintets and music for string quartets and harp. A very diverse selection to be had!
To read more about the Elias and listen to clips of their music, visit their website at http://eliasstringquartet.com. To hear them live, join us on March 19th at 8pm! http://www.music-toronto.com/quartets/Elias.htm