Krysia Osostowicz – violin
Giles Francis – violin
Judith Busbridge – viola
Bernard Gregor-Smith – ‘cello
Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music in 2007, a Diapason d’Or in 2008 and a BBC Music Magazine Award in 2009, the Dante Quartet is one of Britain’s finest ensembles. Founded in 1995, the group chose the name of Dante to reflect the idea of a great and challenging journey.
Renowned for its imaginative programming and emotionally charged performances, the quartet is a regular guest at festivals and music societies throughout the UK and abroad, including concerts at the Bath, Buxton, Cheltenham and Aldeburgh Festivals, London’s Wigmore Hall and Kings Place, regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and appearances in France, Spain, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland.
The Dante Quartet enjoys a special association with King’s College, Cambridge, giving concerts and masterclasses and collaborating with King’s College Choir. The Quartet has established its own Dante Summer Festival in the Tamar Valley, which offers an eclectic mix of quartet concerts and folk music in barns and ancient churches, working with young musicians and attracting new audiences for chamber music.
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