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 gained a respectable reputation. 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. In February 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 recent U.K. premiere of 'A Voice Exclaiming' by Kareem Roustrom for triple quartet, alongside two of the Academy's Fellow quartets. They were awarded 1st Prize in the 2017 Wolfe Wolfinsohn String Quartet Prize at the RAM in which they performed Bartok Quartet No.3. They recently travelled to Berbiguieres in France where they received intensive coaching from the Dante Quartet which was then followed by two concerts. This upcoming season includes a masterclass with the Doric Quartet, recitals at Colston Hall and Leatherhead Methodist Church 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. They perform a wide range of repertoire spanning from early classical to popular music.
Thanks for the feedback, we really appreciate it.