Oliver Heath violin
Cerys Jones violin
Gary Pomeroy viola
Christopher Murray cello
Since being selected by YCAT and winning 1st Prize at the Tromp Competition in 2008 the Heath Quartet has forged a strong international presence. In 2011 they were awarded a prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship and undertook complete Beethoven cycles at the Facyl Festival in Salamanca and in Edinburgh.
Highlights over the last year have included recitals at Wigmore Hall as part of the Emerging Talent scheme and debut recitals at the DeSingel Arts Centre, Berlin Konzerthaus, the Schwetzinger, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Kissingen Winterzauber Festivals. They have collaborated with Stephen Hough, Ian Bostridge, Anthony Marwood, Michael Collins, Brett Dean, Luke Bedford and Steven Mackey.
Future plans include complete Tippett and Bartók cycles at Wigmore Hall, recitals at the Louvre, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Concertgebouw and their USA debut.
The Heath Quartet was formed in 2002 at the RNCM, under the guidance of the late Dr. Christopher Rowland and Alasdair Tait. For North American enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heath Quartet tackled the complete Beethoven string quartets in ten late-night concerts at Greyfriars Kirk, giving passionate performances that combined technical accomplishment with interpretative flair….
The Strad / Complete Beethoven cycle at Greyfriars Kirk Edinburgh / November 2011
Quintessential chamber music in the form of the excellent young Heath Quartet’s ….Their account of Beethoven’s Quartet in E flat, Op 74 (Harp) was suavity itself, and they found the true note of hushed ominousness for Schubert’s haunted A minor “Rosamunde” Quartet (D804).
The Sunday Times Wigmore Hall January 2012
‘The Heath Quartet’s prayerful concentration really paid off in a performance [Schubert’s Rosamunde Quartet] of unforced beauty and tremulous tension, dappled with sudden shadows and anguished nostalgia for happier times. Each player listened closely to each other; each fell in with Schubert’s feelings as a hand fits the perfect glove’.
The Times Wigmore Hall 3 January 2012