The Arcus Quartet is a dynamic string quartet from the Royal College of Music, London. Together they have performed in concert halls across the United Kingdom including Doddington Hall, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and the Carol Nash Recital Hall in Manchester as well as making their Wigmore Hall debut in March 2017 with their performance of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.
The Arcus Quartet have performed on BBC Radio 3 In Tune and collaborated with the award-winning Sacconi Quartet, performing Shostakovich’s ‘Two Piece’s for String Octet’. In February 2018 the Quartet embarked on their first tour, ‘The Northern Tour’, where the Arcus Quartet took to the North West of England performing works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich as well as bringing music to masses through their own educational project.
This season sees the quartet return to the North West with their ‘Northern Tour II’ as well as participating in the Royal College of Music’s ‘Essential Haydn’ Project with performances in both the Conway Hall and the College’s Inner Parry Room.
The Arcus Quartet have worked with some of the world’s greatest quartet players such as violinist Pavel Fischer co-founder and leader of the Škampa Quartet, Dutch/English violinist Daniel Rowland and the British based Carducci Quartet and Castalian Quartet. In 2017 the Arcus Quartet took part in the National Young String Quartet Weekend in Manchester where they worked closely with several of the leading chamber professors including cellist Christoph Richter (ex Cherubini Quartet) and Czech violinist Jan Talich from the Talich Quartet.