Tippett Quartet+Tamsin Waley-Cohen+Julian Gallant (concert)

Chamber Music Concert at 
University of West London, Weston Hall
St Mary's Road, Ealing W5 5RF
7.30pm on Thursday 8th


Debussy:                  String Quartet in Gminor, Op.10

Janacek:                   Sonata for violin and piano

Chausson:                Concerto for piano, violin and string quartet Op.21


The Tippett Quartet

Soloists:        Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin)
Soloists:        Julian Gallant (piano)

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The celebrated Tippett Quartet has delighted critics and audiences alike with its animated, virtuosic performances, and its inspired and attractive programming. The Quartet has performed at the BBC Proms, Cheltenham Festival, Snape Proms and numerous festivals throughout the UK and abroad, including tours of Europe, Canada and Mexico. The Quartet regularly appears at Kings Place, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Bridgewater Hall and frequently performs on BBC Radio 3.

Alongside a busy touring schedule, the Tippett Quartet pursues a keen interest in educational work with both schools and universities and was Ensemble in Residence at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University for 2012-13. The Quartet is resident at Royal Holloway University, London and St. Edmunds’ School, Canterbury and regularly visits the Royal Academy of Music.

Born in London in 1986, Tamsin Waley-Cohen enjoys an adventurous and varied career. In addition to concerts with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and BBC orchestras, amongst others, she has been associate artist with the Orchestra of the Swan and works with conductors including Andrew Litton and Tamás Vásáry. She enjoys a duo partnership with Huw Watkins, whose Concertino she premiered, and together they have recorded for Champs Hill and Signum Records, for whom she is a Signum Classics Artist.

With her sister, composer Freya Waley-Cohen, and architects Finbarr O’Dempsey and Andrew Skulina, she holds an Open Space residency at Aldeburgh. Her love of chamber music led her to start the Honeymead Festival, now in its ninth year, and she is also artistic director of the Sunday Series at London’s Tricycle Theatre. In 2016-2017 she will be a recipient of the ECHO Rising Stars Awards. She studied at the Royal College of Music and her teachers included Itzhak Rashkovsky, Ruggiero Ricci, and András Keller.

Conductor, pianist and composer Julian Gallant has given recitals at major halls in London, Budapest, Moscow, China, America and Asia and has performed with many international ensembles.  As Chief Conductor of the Russian Orchestra of London Gallant premiered works by leading contemporary composers including Sir John Tavener.  He has conducted soloists including Yuri Bashmet, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Vladimir Spivakov, Janine Jansen, Chloe Hanslip, Boris Berezovsky and John Lill and orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, Salzburg Mozarteum, Georgian State Symphony, Armenian Symphony, English Chamber and Russian Philharmonic.  He has also conducted opera productions in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tbilisi and Almaty. 

Julian has produced musical documentaries for Sky Arts and composes and arranges music used in film, TV and radio in the UK, USA and around the world.