One of the world’s leading period instrument string quartets, The London Haydn Quartet was born out of a passion for Haydn. Founded in 2000 the quartet has received invitations to many of the most important concert series in UK, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Japan.
The London Haydn Quartet’s series of recordings of the complete Haydn quartets on the Hyperion label (op 9, op 17, op 20, op 33, op 50 and op 54/55 quartets released to date) has met with international critical acclaim.
The quartet has given many recitals at venues such as London's Wigmore Hall, The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, New York's Carnegie Hall, Yamaha and Asahi Halls in Tokyo, the Sydney Opera House and at festivals including Cheltenham, Utrecht, Esterhaza, Bath Mozartfest, Lyon and Granada.
In collaboration with period clarinettist Eric Hoeprich with whom they also recorded the Brahms and Mozart quintets on the Glossa label, they have appeared throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Singapore and Japan.
Recent highlights have included concert tours in Australia, Canada, USA, Germany, Singapore, Japan and a series of five programmes of Haydn and Beethoven quartets at the Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André.
Recording update: The sixth volume (op 54/55) in the Haydn series with Hyperion was released to an enthusiastic reception with The Guardian writing: "Too many pleasures to enumerate. Try for yourself".
The seventh volume (op 64) was recorded in December of 2017 and will be released this Autumn.