The Cellini Quartet
The Cellini Quartet was formed at the Royal Academy of Music in January 2013. In October 2013 the quartet was granted a place on the Royal Academy of Music’s prestigious Davey-Poznanski String Quartet scheme, awarded to the Academy’s most promising quartets. The scheme offers increased concert and masterclass opportunities, alongside intense mentoring from Professor David Smith of the Alberni Quartet. They have also received coaching and masterclasses from members of the Badke, Maggini, Vanbrugh, Escher, and Emperor quartets, and were chosen to participate in workshops with the principal players of the Britten Sinfonia, culminating with a performance at Barbican Concert Hall.
The quartet were also awarded a place with a full scholarship to attend the National Young String Quartet Weekend 2014, arranged by Wigmore Hall, where they received tuition from Pavel Fischer, Christoph Richter, Miguel da Silva, Mark Messenger, Nicholas Jones, and the Carducci String Quartet. More recently the Cellinis took part in a course held by the London Haydn Quartet focusing on the quartets of Haydn and Beethoven, they performed Mozart’s first Prussian Quartet as part of the Mozart Chamber Series at the Royal Academy of Music, and participated in the York Festival Chamber Competition, where they reached the semi-final.The quartet members are: André Pereira, 1st violin; Ariel Jacob Lang, 2nd violin; Joseph Griffin, viola; Lydia Hillerudh, cello