Elias String Quartet visits Beethoven-Haus in Bonn

Elias String Quartet violist became cameraman for our visit to the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. We were moved not only to see original artefacts, but also to meet with Professor Emil Platen, editor of the complete string quartets for the latest Henle edition, for whom Beethoven has been a life’s work.

Op130 4th movement ‘Cavatina’ at Wigmore Hall

The beautiful slow movement Cavatina from Op.130 performed at Wigmore Hall on 16 December 2011.

Op130 1st movement at Wigmore Hall

Watch our performance of the opening movement of Op.130 performed at Wigmore Hall on 16 December 2011.

Wigmore Hall performance of Op133 Grosse Fuge

Op.133, the Grand Fugue conclusion originally composed as the last movement to Op.130. This was part of a complete performance of Op.130 with Op.133 filmed at Wigmore Hall on 16 December 2011.

Op.130 & Op.133 - an insight by Sara Bitlloch

Filmed at the Wigmore Hall, an insight to Opus 130 with its original ending, the apocalyptic "Grosse Fuge".

‘Serioso’ and ‘Harp’ at East Neuk Festival

We gave two concerts of Beethoven and Mendelssohn in beautiful settings at East Neuk Festival in July 2011.

A Programmer’s View: interview with Svend Brown

Between performances at East Neuk Festival 2011, we took the opportunity to interview Svend Brown, Artistic Director of the festival, about programming Beethoven and how audiences respond to the quartets.

Beethoven Op.95 ‘Serioso’ first movement

Recorded live at Kilrenny Church, 2nd July 2011 as part of the East Neuk Festival.

In Aldeburgh with Hugh Maguire

A film about our time working on op.95 and op.127 with Hugh Maguire, a legend of the violin and string quartet.