It is our pleasure to be able to host an uplifting evening of music with the Echéa Quartet. At a time when access to the arts is severely limited, Circle Sq. is delighted to offer members an opportunity to experience their beautiful music, interspersed with conversation with the musicians.
Brought together by their love of music, the Echéa Quartet has played to audiences in the UK, Europe, South America and the United States. Rosa Hartley, Aliayta Foon-Dancoes (violins), Dave Shaw (viola) and Eliza Millett (cello) are the faces of this prize-winning quartet, featured on BBC Radio 3 and at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Their passion and talent has wowed audiences wherever they perform.
The evening will open with a fireside chat between Eliza Millett and Dr. Selina Gellert, a retired GP, educator and a keen visitor to Wigmore Hall and the opera. Having supported both her husband and younger daughter through their own musical lives, Selina will explore the joys and challenges of the intense world of the quartet. Expect a fascinating insight into the lives of young musicians in 2020.
During the live event, we will be treated to two pre-recorded pieces: György Ligeti’s String Quartet No.1 ‘Métamorphoses Nocturnes’, from Echéa’s final concert of their 2019 Canada Tour, and the first movement of Franz Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ String Quartet in D minor, D810, recorded at the Royal College of Music where the Echéa Quartet have recently become fellows.
As a gesture of our appreciation, we encourage you to make a donation to the Echéa Quartet or the Royal College of Music in lieu of a registration fee.
The Quartet writes: With the support of donations through Circle Sq., we will be able to continue to fund future coaching sessions with mentors such as John Myerscough (Doric Quartet). Given the financial strain of this period, we would benefit hugely from financial aid towards our studies, particularly as we are at a stage in our careers where we still gain greatly from professional mentorship.
To make a ‘direct-to-student’ grant to the members of the Echéa Quartet, the easiest way to do this is by bank transfer. Please contact Emma Adlard, Head of Supporter Engagement at the Royal College of Music, for further information: Emma.firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a donation to the Royal College of Music core priorities:
- Online to the ‘Greatest Need Fund’ (the first option) at https://www.rcm.ac.uk/support/donate/
- By cheque or charity voucher, made payable to ‘Royal College of Music’ and sent to:
Development & Alumni Engagement
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
Please mention Circle Sq. in your covering note