Elmore String Quartet

When: Sunday, February 20th 2022, Start Time: 15:00

Where: The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS

Part of:
Music & Theatre

The Elmore String Quartet (formerly the Freeman String Quartet) is a driven young ensemble formed in 2017 at the Royal Northern College of Music and consists of Xander Croft (violin), Pijus Jonušas (violin), Ben Kearsley (viola) and Felix Hughes (cello).

During their first year, the Elmore Quartet won the RNCM’s Nossek chamber music competition with their performance of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 12, and in their third year won the RNCM’s Hirsch prize for their performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 132. 

​Since forming in 2017, the Elmore Quartet have received coaching from some of the worlds leading chamber musicians including Donald Grant (Elias String Quartet), David Waterman (Endellion String Quartet), and Petr Prause (Talich String Quartet). 

​The Elmore Quartet have performed in the RNCM’s annual Chamber Music Festival since 2017, and in 2018 were invited to be Quartet in Residence at the South Downs International Summer Music Festival. There they had the opportunity to work with members of the Benyounes String Quartet as well as giving the closing performance of the festival performing works by Smetana and Haydn in St. Andrews Church, Alfriston Sussex. 

​The Quartet has performed at many venues across the U.K. and have given concerts for the Manchester Chamber Music Society and the Lake District International Music Festival.  

In September 2020, the Elmore Quartet were appointed as the RNCM’s Studio Quartet and were also winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards later that year. 

​In May 2021, the Quartet was awarded second place at the CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition in Wigmore Hall, and are delighted to have been appointed as Junior Fellows in Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music for the academic year 2021/22. 

Programme in Cromarty:
Franz Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor
Benjamin Britten String Quartet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 94
Ludwig Van Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

Doors from 14.30.  Tea/coffee on sale at interval.

Tickets: £14 / £10 students/unwaged / school kids go FREE
Book tickets via email or tel 01381 600354. 

This concert is kindly sponsored by 


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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


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