Oliver Heath - Violin. Sara Wolstenholme - Violin. Gary Pomeroy - Viola. Christopher Murray - Cello.
The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet are fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. In May 2013 they became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award and their recording of Tippett’s string quartets won the 2016 Gramophone Chamber Disk of the Year. Regular visitors to the United States, the quartet also recently made their debut in New York at both Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Centre.
Their programme will include Beethoven’s Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major( Op.130) and Ravel’s Quartet in F (1902-03). In what will be a considerable coup for the Festival they will also be giving the Welsh premiere of Highland Pastorale and On a Bench in the Shade, two new works by Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova which were specially commissioned for this year’s Cheltenham Festival.