Elias String Quartet with Jonathan Biss (piano)

United Reformed Church on Tuesday 12th December 2023 at 7:30 pm

Fanny Mendelssohn :  String Quartet in E flat major
Peteris Vasks :  String Quartet No. 3
Edward Elgar :  Piano Quintet in A minor Op. 84

Sara Bittloch – Violin
Donald Grant – Violin
Simone van der Giessen – Viola
Marie Bittloch – Cello
Jonathan Biss – Piano

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. 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. Tonight, they are joined by Jonathan Biss, one of America’s leading pianists, for a performance of the Elgar Piano Quintet.


12 Dec 2023


7:30 pm


United Reformed Church