The Ligeti Quartet are deeply involved in music education for all ages. They run creative musical workshops in schools, composition workshops in universities and conservatoires, and they coach performers of chamber and contemporary music.
Arts Council pilot project (2018-19)
This year we have been very fortunate to receive our first funding from the Arts Council. We have been using it as part of our development to give us more experience in enabling us to work with a wider range of participants. We have partnered with the hearing-impaired unit at Sheffield City Council, and are running workshops in Sheffield schools that have specialist hearing impaired units.
The funding has covered training sessions for the Quartet members with Creative Futures in London, and for assistance with workshop development from Kerry Andrew. As part of the project Sheffield University Concerts also funded the commission of a new work by Kerry Andrew that explored her experience of living with tinnitus.
"The quartet worked very sensitively and effectively with the children - engaging and supporting them in the activities, having fun, learning about the science of sound as well as enjoying music in a new way.”
- (a primary school teacher, Sheffield)
University of Sheffield outreach
'We can't thank the Ligeti Quartet enough for the workshop they ran for our students. Their good humoured and relaxed approach, combined with truly inspiring performance, captivated our students in a way that we rarely see. It was an added bonus that each member of the quartet talked about their career and pathway in Music, as this will have provided valuable direction to our students wishing to pursue a career in the subject. Contemporary Music is often a scary and difficult subject for our students- today the Ligeti Quartet made it accessible and engaging- thanks again!
- Simon Jacobs, Head of Music, Greenhead Sixth Form College (April 2019)
The Ligeti were BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT yesterday! We were all blown away. Thank you so so much for coming to our school. I can’t believe how lucky we are to have had such an inspiring and educational and fun event. All the quartet were so engaging with the children and I just loved the comment from one of our Y6s at the end – “I wasn’t bored!!!”
- Clare Wallace, Director of Music, Sheffield High School for Girls (May 2017)
Cheltenham Composer Academy 2017
“The feedback from everyone involved with the course regarding your contribution has been overwhelmingly positive, and having a group so willing to really get stuck into the process was very much appreciated by us, and valued by the composers.”
- Camilla King, Music Festival Manager