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Royal Northern College of Music

Elmore String Quartet

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Friday lunchtime recitals by students from Manchester's internationally renowned Royal Northern College of Music.


Elmore String Quartet
Xander Croft violin
Pijus Jonusas violin
Ben Kearsley viola
Felix Hughes cello

Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2020, the Elmore String Quartet (formerly known as the Freeman String Quartet) was formed in 2017 at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Working closely with Donald Grant (Elias String Quartet) and Petr Prause (Talich String Quartet), the group found early success winning the RNCM’s Nossek and Hirsch Prizes for chamber music.

These successes led to performances across the UK, performing recitals for Manchester Concert Society, the Lake District International Music Festival and the South Downs International Summer Music Festival, where they became the first ‘Quartet in Residence’ in 2018.

In 2020, the Elmore Quartet were appointed as the RNCM’s Studio Quartet. They enjoyed an intense year of study, culminating in a second place finish at the CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition in Wigmore Hall.

The Quartet are also delighted to have been appointed Junior Fellows in Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music for 2021/22.

The Elmore String Quartet appears by kind permission of the RNCM.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £7 in advance, £10 on the door