Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this concert has been cancelled or postponed.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this performance has been cancelled.
Performing Stepping Back, Jumping In with Laura Jurd's Dinosaur, et al., at Leuven Jazz Festival.
A workshop with undergraduate composition students at Leeds College of Music.
- Shaun Rafferty
- Sean Bailey
- Sam Longbottom
- Eranan Thirumagan
- Frankie Clarke
- James Gerrard
- Ruben Maric
- Holly Chapman
- Wil Edwards
- Tanguy Pocquet
Ligeti Quartet will be in residence with Sounds Like This Festival on Friday 13 March 2020 to workshop compositions for string quartet. Selected works will be played through followed by discussion. We are accepting submissions of full pieces, movements or excerpts of up to six minutes in duration which are scored for string quartet. You may submit works which include tape parts or electronics, but please bear in mind practical considerations for setting up and rehearsing the work.
To kick off their 10th anniversary year, Ligeti Quartet take a snapshot tour of music by some of the most exciting and genre-defying composers working today in the UK and around the world.
Featuring music by John Adams, Anna Meredith, Tanya Tagaq, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Soosan Lolavar and Laura Jurd.
An unveiling of pianist / composer Xenia Pestova Bennett’s exquisite limited-edition vinyl Atomic Legacies for Piano and String Quartet.
Described by Tempo (UK) as “a powerhouse of contemporary keyboard repertoire,” pianist and improviser Xenia Pestova Bennett launches her new album Atomic Legacies with a unique performance, combining the scintillating sonorities of extended piano technique with the virtuosity of the London-based Ligeti Quartet.
Trinity Laban CoLab Ensemble and special guests revisit the rebellious undercurrents of early ‘80s London and the ‘systems music’ scene, where classical minimalism met post-punk sensibility. Reinterpreting the sounds of Lost Jockey, Soft Jockey, Louis Andriessen and early works of Michael Nyman, Mercury-nominated instrumentalist Laura Jurd (Dinosaur) leads the evening, layering and deconstructing through improvisation and composition.
The Ligeti Quartet perform two pieces written for them in 2019. Firstly a brand new commission by Robin Haigh, his String Quartet which includes a tribute to scat singer Shooby Taylor, recorders (as always), an imitation of singing Samoyed dogs, and "technical death metal through a folk fiddle idiom". And then Tom Green's Solstice Songs, a reimagining of traditional festive tunes.
For our second year as quartet in residence, we'll be working with the PhD composers.
Venue: RHB 163
Following their success at Open Circuit in March, the London-based Ligeti Quartet return with a programme that features realizations of video- and digital game-based musical scores including University of Liverpool Lecturer in Composition, Music for Digital Games Paul Turowski’s SQ2 (revised version), Maldonado Alvarez’s Traceurs, Takuto Fukada’s Super Colliders, and Johanna Ruotsalainen’s Hysteria.
The Wanderer's Evening Song
blue hills beyond blue hills (BBC commission, world première)
A lunchtime concert in the presence of Raymond Warren followed by a drinks reception.
Warren: String Quartet No.2
Warren: A Star Danced for solo Cello and Chamber Orchestra.
Performed by the Ligeti Quartet & students from St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, Bristol
Pianist, composer and improviser Xenia Pestova Bennett will curate a special afternoon featuring the Magnetic Resonator Piano, an exciting new instrument designed by the radical inventor Andrew McPherson. A grand piano will be completely transformed into a stunning acoustic cyborg with electromagnets suspended above the strings, allowing for control of minute details of shimmering resonance and gorgeous sustained tones.
The Contemporary Music Research Unit and PureGold present the final concert in the term-long Treatise Project, performed by the Ligeti Quartet.
For their final concert as Peter Maxwell Davies Ensemble in Residence, the Ligeti Quartet showcase three works by Cambridge University PhD composers, and the winner of Homerton College's 2019 Composition Competition.
Metastable Impressions: Artistic Representations of Molecular Dynamics
Come see and hear how we have used cutting edge deep learning, fine art and classical composition to communicate information from simulations of enzymes.
As newly appointed Resident Ensemble at Goldsmiths University, the Ligeti Quartet is doing a full day of composition workshops with students.
Please get in touch with us if you would like to attend.
Time: 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00