tamesisquartet

Concerts

49 Queen's Gate Terrace
20th September 2011

The Swiss Church, London
29th September 2011

The Free Word Centre, London
19th December 2011

49 Queen's Gate Terrace , London
19th March 2012

Haldane Room, University College , London
25th November 2012


Nadia Myerscough violin

Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with her father Clarence Myerscough and at Indiana University with Franco Gulli where she was awarded the Artist Diploma.  During this time she won numerous prizes and awards.  In 1997 she was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Nadia has toured, both as a chamber music player and soloist, throughout Europe, the Seychelles, South America, Japan and the Far East, including a tour of Switzerland with the Festival Strings Lucerne with whom she appeared as a soloist on a live CD to commemorate their 40th anniversary. 

She has broadcast for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Radio France, Radio MEC Brazil and Polish Radio and Television.  Chamber Music performances include appearances at the Wigmore Hall, the South Bank and the City of London Festival.  Nadia is regularly invited to Spain and Poland to give master classes.

She has recorded for the Naxos and Meridian labels to great critical acclaim.

Anna de Bruin violin

Born into a family of musicians and artists, Anna studied at the Royal College of Music, with Itzhak Rashkovsky.  She won an exhibition prize whilst there. She then went on to study in Russia with Maya Glezarova and later completed a masters in performance at Guildhall School of Music and City University.

Anna has given concerto performances of Bruch, Brahms, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Bach concertos with various orchestras throughout the UK.  Her recitals include performances at the Southwark Festival, Novgorod International Music Festival (Russia), and Conway Hall Sunday Chamber Music Concerts. Anna plays regularly with the London Mozart Players, and has also played with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra at Sydney Opera House.

Enjoying the creativity that comes with working in different styles of music, her work also includes song writing, singing and composing which has been licensed to Sony Eyetoy, Fierce Angels and for an SBS news commercial in Australia. She has played with some interesting groups including a jazz/classical crossover group with whom she toured Europe and played venues including the North Sea Jazz Festival, The Big Chill and Transmusicals in France.

Matthew Quenby viola

Matthew was born in London in 1966 and began playing the violin at the age of 5. At 18, he changed to viola and began his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he graduated in 1989 and was awarded the Hiles Gold Medal. In 1990, he was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Banff Centre for the Fine Arts in Canada. During his time there he gave many solo performances, including broadcasts for Canadian National Radio.

On returning to Europe in 1991, he became Principal Viola of the European Community Chamber Orchestra as well as Assistant Musical Director. This led to solo tours with the orchestra in Great Britain, Mexico, Central America, Bolivia, Argentina and Italy. As a soloist with other orchestras, he has appeared in France and Germany, and performing the Telemann Concerto in the Berlin Philharmonie.
Matthew is currently Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the Masters de Pontlevoy Académie Internationale de Musique, also in France Matthew performs regularly with the Ricercata de Paris chamber ensemble, which participates in festivals all around the world.

Since joining London Concertante in 1997 Matthew has given many Solo performances all over the UK with the ensemble, and also as part of the Chamber Ensemble. Matthew also appears regularly as a soloist with other London based Chamber Orchestras. Matthew has been a member of the 4th Dimension Quartet since 2001, and recorded for EMI as part of the Lunel Quartet.

Victoria Mathews violoncello

Victoria studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Mats Lidstrom. Since then has had a colourful recording career, playing on numerous film and TV soundtracks such as Harry Potter, Mamma Mia, Sherlock Holmes, Batman - The Dark Night Rises, Downton Abbey and Dr Who.
She has travelled far and wide playing with the likes of the Oslo Philharmonic and many different more alternative artists such as folk legend Roy Harper and Florence and the Machine.
Her passion has always been recording work and Chamber music but she has also enjoyed playing regularly on numerous shows in the West End and National Theatre including Sweeney Todd, Top Hat, Sister Act and Wicked.
Vicky plays on an Italian 'cello made by the Bologna maker Maurizi C1804.

The Tamesis String Quartet