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Ensemble-in-association Quatuor Diotima in residence in the Department

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Ensemble-in-association Quatour Diotima have been working with undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of their residency in the Department.

Over the course of the visit the Paris-based group coached the Eboracum String Quartet, worked with eight undergraduate and postgraduate composers on new works specially written for them and gave a final concert of Schubert, Dutilleux and Beethoven.

Composers with Qyatuor Diotima after their workshops: (Back L to R) Manolis Ekmeksoglou, Chang Seok Choi, James Williamson, Constance Ronzatti, Joel Järventausta, Adam Bonser, Pierre Morlet, Thomas Simaku, Jaiden Muschett, Franck Chevalier, Kier Hall (Front L to R) Yung-Peng Zhao, John Cummins

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  • Quatuor Diotima in residence

    Ensemble-in-association Quatour Diotima have been working with undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of their residency in the Music Department.

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