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Music - Classical, Sun 18 Nov 2018, £6-£12

Solem Quartet - credit Emilie Bailey

Solem Quartet - credit Emilie Bailey


Winner of the 2014 Royal Overseas League Ensemble Competition, the Solem Quartet was formed in 2011 at the University of Manchester. The quartet takes its name from the university’s motto “arduus ad solem”, meaning “striving towards the sun”.

The list of pieces being performed is:
Beethoven String Quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18, no. 3
Bartók String Quartet no. 3, BB 93
Schumann Quartet no. 3 in A major, op. 41

The quartet enjoys a busy concert schedule performing at venues both across the UK – including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Holywell Music Room – and internationally. In keeping with its name, the Solem Quartet’s first project was to play the Haydn Op. 20 “Sun” Quartets. Their repertoire is now extensive, spanning the period from early Haydn to living composers such as Emily Howard, whose quartet ‘Afference’ they performed in a BBC Proms Extra broadcast, live on BBC Radio 3.
The Solem Quartet has benefited from inspirational teaching from a number of the world’s greatest chamber musicians including Gábor Takács-Nagy, Thomas Adès, Michal Kaznowski, Gerhard Schulz and Richard Ireland. They have attended IMS Prussia Cove and the European Chamber Music Academy, as well as courses with the Chilingirian, Dante and Maggini Quartets. The quartet were delighted to have been selected for the prestigious Chamber Studio Mentorship 2014/2015, which allowed them to study intensively with the internationally renowned cellist Christoph Richter at Kings Place.
The Solem Quartet has recorded two CDs of 20th Century British music for Divine Arts record company. They were 2016/17 Park Lane Group Artists and have given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, St John’s Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-fields as part of the PLG recital series. They were also selected as Tunnell Trust Artists in 2016, leading to a tour of Scotland in 2018, and recently completed the Junior Fellowship in Chamber Music at the RNCM. They held this position from 2015-17, giving regular coaching to chamber ensembles as well as a series of concerts. The Solems also enjoy working with Live Music Now, giving concerts and workshops in a number of special needs schools and care homes across the UK.
Since September 2016 the Solem Quartet has been ‘Quartet in Residence’ at the University of Liverpool.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 18 Nov 2018 19:30 to 21:30
Doors open at 19:00


Adult £12
Full-time student £6
Accompanied child free of charge


  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access


CA16 6XE


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Map reference: NY 683203  Lat: 54.57691 Long: -2.49190

Appleby Public Hall is in Bouroughgate. Appleby. Take B6542 from A66 or B6260 from M6 Junction 38 Yebay. Entrance down an alleyway level with top of island of shops. Above Tufton Arms Hotel.

Parking: free

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