Formed in 2018, the Hill Quartet hold the prestigious Royal Academy of Music Chamber Music Fellowship for the 2020-21 year and were awarded the Sir John Barbirolli prize in recognition of the chamber music achievements and are scholars of the Academy’s ASSET Scheme, a chamber music fast track pathway. They are mentored by John Myerscough, cellist of the Doric String Quartet, and have been coached by Jon Thorne, the Piatti String Quartet, Hartmut Rohde, and Levon Chilingirian.
The quartet have enjoyed recent recitals at the Marylebone, Barnes and Petworth Chamber Music Festivals and given performances at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly Church and Hatfield House. Upcoming performances include a recital residency at the Ferrandou-Musique Festival in France, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Ireland and performances for the St. Boniface Music Society and Weymouth Chamber Concerts.
In collaboration with mezzo-soprano Lotte-Betts Dean, the Hill Quartet recently made their debut live appearance on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ program performing a work by Connor D’Netto, ‘Dawn Wail for the Dead’. In this line-up they were also honoured to perform at the Australian Bushfire Benefit London concert which raised £42,000 for charities working towards the Australian Bushfire recovery. Along with their work as a full quartet, the Hills regularly perform as a String Trio and Duo, recently giving performances in Regents Hall in London. The quartet are also particularly interested in working with living composers on new works and recently commissioned jazz-bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado to write a piece for string quartet ‘Winter Blues’.
The Quartet collaborated with Focusrite to film and record Webern’s ‘Langsamer Satz’ in the Dukes Hall and also with the National Film and Television School to record the Ravel string quartet. In addition, they recently worked with Jonathan Freeman-Atwood to record the Mendelssohn Quartet No. 2 in A Minor.