G Verdi String Quartet in E minor
A Borodin String Quartet No. 2 in D major
The Victoria Quartet began life in 2017 in a swimming pool, with a gala concert for the historic Victoria Baths in Manchester’s Hathersage Road, and moved on from pools to perform at venues as far afield as The Lake District, London, north Norfolk, north and west Wales as well as two previous Buxton Festivals.
In demand since its formation, the ensemble is gathering many return invitations and creating an ongoing programme of curated projects: last summer recording clarinet quintets by Weber, Brahms and Arnold Cooke at the Nimbus studios and this year a CD of string chamber music by Richard Pantcheff (Prima Facie) and an autumn residency at Marchmont House in the Scottish Borders to perform and record a collection of string chamber works by Scottish composer Helen Leach.