Martyn Jackson violin 1 Ciaran McCabe violin 2
Ann Beilby viola Rowena Calvert cello
Since its formation in 2008, the Cavaleri Quartet has gained a reputation as one of the leading European string quartets. They won First Prize at the 2012 Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition and were awarded additional prizes for their performances of Brahms and Mendelssohn. In 2011 they won the 'Special Prize' in the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition.
The Cavaleri Quartet first came to prominence in the UK after winning the Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Competition in 2011, following their Wigmore Hall London debut in 2010 and Southbank debut at the Purcell Room in 2008 (as Park Lane Group Young Artists). The quartet were 'RCM Rising Stars' 2008 and were also selected for the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme and both the Kirckman Concerts Society and Musicians Benevolent Fund Ensembles awards. They are the current Quartet in Residence at Oxford University and Ambassadors for the European String Teachers' Association.
Highlights of recent seasons include appearances at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Schubertiade in Austria, Auditorio Nacionale (Madrid), Teatro Toniolo (Venice) and Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow) as well as a major tour of New Zealand and Australia. They have also performed at all of the major London concert venues, including the Wigmore, Cadogan, Royal Festival and Queen Elizabeth halls and Kings Place. In 2011 they performed in the 'Solistas del Silo XXI' series at the Teatro Monumental, Madrid, which was broadcast live on Radio Clásica, Spain. They have also broadcast live on NDR Kultur and SWR Radio, Germany. Festival appearances in the UK include Edinburgh Fringe, Harrogate, Salisbury, Brighton and Newbury.