Ben Hancox violin 1 Hannah Dawson violin 2
Robin Ashwell viola Cara Berridge cello
The Sacconi Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, performing with
style and commitment and consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach.
Formed in 2001, its four founder members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for string
quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm. Over
the past decade they have enjoyed a highly successful international career, performing regularly
throughout Europe, at London's major venues, in recordings and on radio broadcasts. The Sacconi
is Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music and Quartet in Residence at the Bristol Old
The Sacconi won First Prize at the Trondheim International String Quartet Competition and Second
Prize, the Sidney Griller Award and the Esterhazy Prize at the 2006 London International String
Quartet Competition. They also won the Kurtág Prize at the 2005 Bordeaux International String
Quartet Competition and First Prize in the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition. In
2006 they were also selected for representation by Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT), awarded an
Angel Award by The Herald newspaper for outstanding performances in the Edinburgh Festival and
nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award.