Emily Nebel, violin (USA)
Greta Mutlu, violin (Bulgaria)
Francesca Gilbert, viola (UK)
Peteris Sokolovskis, violoncello (Latvia)
Four outstanding soloists create the new Myriad quartet. Emily Nebel, violin (USA), Greta Mutlu, violin (Bulgaria), Francesca Gilbert, viola (Great Britain) and Peteris Sokolovskis, violoncello (Latvia) are in their prime when sharing the stage, the music and their brilliant mastery.
Emily Nebel, originally from the United States, enjoys a varied career as concertmaster, recitalist and chamber musician. As guest concertmaster, Emily has led orchestras across Europe, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Darmstadt Staatstheater and the orchestra of La Monnaie. She has performed extensively as part of the Nebel-Pudinov Duo and is frequently invited to chamber music festivals from New Orleans to Prussia Cove. After obtaining degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University and Frankfurt Hochschule für Musik, she will soon commence studies at the Royal Academy of Music on a full scholarship.
Based in London, Bulgarian violinist Greta Mutlu regularly gives recitals and chamber music concerts. She also plays with the London Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Aurora, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Former pupil of renowned American pedagogues Paul Kantor and Andrés Cárdenes, Greta holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Glenn Gould School, and Carnegie Mellon University. She is the recipient of a Diploma for Distinguished Artistic Achievement from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture. Greta has taken part in the Aspen Music Festival, Le Domaine Forget, the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar at Stanford University, and chamber music residencies at the Wye Valley and Britten-Pears Young Artist programmes. She has worked, in masterclass and privately, with members of the Cleveland, Tokyo, and London Haydn Quartets, as well as Leonidas Kavakos, Mauricio Fuks, Jeanne Lamon, Noah Bendix-Balgley, and Sir Roger Norrington.
Francesca Gilbert was born in London and began playing the viola aged 6 at the Junior Guildhall's String Training Programme. She has studied with Susan Thompson, David Takeno and Matthew Jones. Francesca has recently graduated from the Advanced Instrumental Studies masters course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama having previously graduated from the undergraduate programme with first class honours. Francesca enjoys a varied performance career especially focusing on chamber music, she regularly performs across the UK and abroad with various ensembles. Francesca has also taken part in many chamber music festivals including the Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival, iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates and the Rioja Chamber Music Festival. In addition to this, Francesca plays in a jazz quintet with pianist Gwilym Simcock performing both original compositions by Simcock and his arrangements. The group recently performed and recorded Simcock's arrangement of Debussy's Children's Corner Suite for BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line-Up which was broadcast in March of this year. Recent highlights for Francesca include a performance of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with Agata Daraskaite and the Janus Ensemble.
Peteris Sokolovskis was born in Novokuznetsk, Russia. He began playing cello at the age of six with Lija Sudraba in Riga, Latvia, and later studied at the Purcell School of Music with Alexander Boyarsky. Peteris graduated from the Royal College of Music where he also studied with Alexander Boyarsky. In September 2012 he began his Postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins and later became an Artist Fellow at the School. He was the recipient of the Pierre Fournier Foundation’s Young Cellist Award, Musicians Benevolent Fund Scholarship and the Geoffrey Shaw Scholarship. Peteris won the RCM Cello Competition. Sokolovskis has performed in chamber music groups at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall and at the BBC Total Immersion weekend performing John Tavener’s music, broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Peteris has performed Weinberg’s quartet with Gidon Kremer, Agata Daraskaite and Santa Vizine in the Brahms Saal of the Musikverein, Vienna. He is also a regular teacher at the Oxford Cello School. Peteris has been a member of Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra from 2013 until 2017.
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
String Quartet No.12 "Quartettsatz" D. 703 (1820)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Fantasias for four voices (1680)
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
Five pieces for string quartet (1923)
I. Viennese Waltz
III. Czech folk music
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String quartet No. 7, op. 59, No. 1 "Razumovsky" (1806)
II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
III. Adagio molto e mesto - attacca
IV. "Théme Russe": Allegro