03/17/2015 to 03/17/2015 – "Playing of wonderful exuberance and fire … these superb players could almost convince you Schumann was looking out on a cloudless sky when he wrote [the piano quintet]."(Schumann and Dvorak piano quintet (ONYX)) – The Guardian
The Elias String Quartet take their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is its German form, and have quickly established themselves as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. They perform around the world, collaborating with many different artists. The Quartet was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where they worked closely with the late Dr. Christopher Rowland. They also spent a year studying at the Hochschule in Cologne with the Alban Berg quartet. Other mentors in the Quartet’s studies include Hugh Maguire, György Kurtág, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Henri Dutilleux and Rainer Schmidt.