Saturday 23rd February – Lunchtime Recital

The Atomus Quartet

On Saturday 23rd February at 1.00pm we will welcome the Atomus Quartet from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to give a lunchtime concert at the Cathedral. Admission will be FREE with a retiring collection.

The Atomus Quartet is a string quartet from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, featuring Chloe Baker, Julia Palmer, Flora Farquharson and Bryony Rawstron. They enjoy performing in masterclasses at college, Chamber Tuesdays, Cardiff National Museum and concerts as part of REPCO, a week of student led performances.

The quartet formed in 2018, but have played together in various ensembles over the three years they have been at RWCMD. They have played in string trios, piano trios, string quintets and harp ensembles, with repertoire including classical, pop and lighter music works.

The Atomus Quartet have received coaching from The Albion Quartet, The Emerson Quartet, The Castallian Quartet and many other tutors from RWCMD, such as Alex Thorndike and Dorothea Vogel. Chloe Baker was also recently awarded with the Bridgewood & Neitzert Bach Solo Prize by members of The Albion Quartet.

The members of The Atomus Quartet have always made a huge contribution to ensemble projects, within and outside of college, individually playing in ensembles such as RWCMD String Soloists with Nicola Benedetti and Pieter Wispelway, principal leaders of sections in RWCMD Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Summer Opera projects.

They have also individually performed at prestigious venues and events such as the Royal Albert Hall, Windsor Castle, St Martin in the fields, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, Festival Hall Southbank Centre, Grieg Concert Hall, World Economic Forum Davos, Barcelona Cathedral and Szcecin Philharmonic Hall.

The Programme is as follows:

Josef Suk Meditation on the Old Czech Choral St. Wenceslas

Aleksandr Borodin String Quartet No. 2