A richly diverse programme continues the 2024 Friday Lunchtime Concert series.

The Isla String Quartet perform Caroline Shaw’s Plan & Elevation, a piece commemorating the 75th anniversary of Dumbarton Oaks, nestled amongst contrasting Haydn and Shostakovich quartets

The quartet are comprised of students from the Royal Academy of Music (RAM). They were selected to be a member of the RAM Advanced Specialist Strings Ensemble Training Scheme this year, generously funded by the Frost Trust, and receive coachings from John Myerscough, cellist of the renowned Doric String Quartet. As a newly formed quartet, they have exciting projects coming up including a lunchtime recital at RAM in February and collaborating with pianist Sherri Lun to perform Dvorak’s 2nd Piano Quintet at Drapers Hall in May.

Mio Takahashi violin
Kynan Walker violin
Catherine White viola
Danushka Edirisinghe cello

Quartet in D Major, Op.20 No.4 (30')
Plan & Elevation (15')
Quartet No.7 in F-Sharp minor, Op.108 (12’)

The Britten Pears Young Artist Programme is made possible with the generous support of our Trusts & Foundations and individual supporters.

Friday Lunchtime Concerts
Each Friday from January to March we invite you to our Friday Lunchtime Concerts on the Suffolk Coast. We offer musical delight and respite from the winter winds in the shape of performances by brilliant young ensembles from the UK and abroad. All ensembles in this series are Britten Pears Young Artists for 2023-24, and are on a Chamber Music Residency as part of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme.

General booking opens Saturday 25 November at 10am.

Advance booking for members begins on Tuesday 7 November. Find out how becoming a member both supports our work and enables you to enjoy priority booking.