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The 2016 Consone Quartet ‘s year

2016 was an exciting year for Consone Quartet. Since winning the Royal Over-SeasLeague Ensemble Prize in March, thay have performed at the EdinburghFestival Fringe, Brighton Early MusicFestival, Dunsfold Music Circle, Beverleyand East Riding Early Music Festival aswell as at Cadogan Hall and the Queen’sGallery, Buckingham Palace.

At the end of 2016 they collaborated with British clarinetist Jane Booth in a recital at St. Leonard’s Church, London and with Belgian clarinetist Vlad Weverbergh at the Old Church, Stoke Newington in London, followed by a concert at AMUZ in Antwerp, Belgium. They also gave a recital at the University of York and had the pleasure of coaching talented chamber groups of the university’s students.

As part of the EEEmerging scheme they had residencies at the National Centre for Early Music in York and Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre, working closely with violinists Kati Debretzeni and Girolamo Bottiglieri. Through Chamber Studio they received tuition from Richard Ireland in a residency at West Dean College and from cellist Richard Lester at King’s Place, London.

They also performed at the Ambronay Festival, France and Festival di Natale in Pavia, Italy, where, alongside a full evening recital, gave performances for the local community in a hospital and a care home.

In January 2017 they visited the beautiful Bulgarian village of Raduil for a short residency, followed by a recital at the “Bulgaria” Chamber Hall in Sofia and a children’s “Pillow” concert.