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Name: Solaris Quartet
Skills: Ensemble (string quartet)
Fax: +44 (0)20 7473 5608, +44 (0)7960 248 966
Address: United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
The Solaris Quartet was formed in 1998 to play at the Holland International Dance Festival. From 1998-99, the quartet held the Bulldog Scholarship at Trinity College of Music and is now quartet-in-residence at the London College of Music.

As well as the standard quartet repertoire, the quartet has a keen interest in promoting new and little heard music. Solaris has given premieres at the Brighton Festival, Spitalfields Festival, London College of Music and the Purcell Room on London's South Bank. Several composers are currently engaged in writing works for the quartet.

Solaris has recently been accepted onto the Live Music Now! scheme bringing classical music to a wider audience. A strong interest in jazz and light music is an integral part of the quartet's educational work The quartet runs a chamber music weekend in North Devon, coaching enthusiastic young players and giving concerts in the area.



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