String Quartet based at the Royal Academy of Music, winners of the Poznanski Quartet prize. Studying with Levon Chilingirian.
Formed in 2016, The Kirkman Quartet have quickly established themselves as a mature and engaging ensemble. After playing together for just two weeks they were awarded a coveted place on the Davey Poznanski quartet scheme at the Royal Academy of Music. They are principally mentored by Levon Chilingirian, but have also received coaching from Martin Outram, Joshua Fisher and Richard Ireland and participated in a masterclass with Guy Johnston. Earlier this year, they were invited to record at Abbey Road Studios as part of a project for the British Film Institute. Last season included a recital of Haydn and Mendelssohn String Quartets, a performance of Shostakovich's Piano Quintet as part of the Royal Academy of Music's Russian Chamber Music series and a U.K. premiere of 'A Voice Exclaiming' by Kareem Roustrom for triple quartet, alongside two of the Academy's fellowship quartets. They were awarded 1st Prize in RAM’s 2017 Wolfe Wolfinsohn String Quartet Prize, in which they performed Bartok Quartet No.3. They recently received coaching from the Dante Quartet as well as performing several concerts in Berbiguieres, France. This season includes a masterclass with the Doric Quartet, recitals at Colston Hall in Bristol and in Leatherhead playing music by Beethoven, Britten and Webern and a shared concert at the Ashmolean museum in Oxford in which they will perform Schubert's Quartettsatz. The Kirkman quartet have also recently been awarded a place on the prestigious Frost ASSET scheme at RAM. Next season they will feature in the ‘Crying Out Loud!’ series at the Wigmore Hall.
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