In 2010, the flourishing Elias Quartet was awarded the BBC prize for the best young string quartet. Since then the ensemble is in great demand. Among other engagements, they have played a concert series in London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall. Opening the Eilat Festival, the quartet will present works of English and Scottish string quartet repertoire from the Baroque to today.
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) – Fantasias (selection)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41/1 in A minor
Scottish Folk Tunes
Elias Quartet (France-England)
Sara Bitlloch, Donald Grant – violins
Simone van der Giessen – viola
Marie Bitlloch – ‘cello