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The Dorset String Quartet - String Quartet
This Dorset string quartet was formed in 1998 by musicians from several of Britain's leading orchestras, and has since performed many concerts throughout the UK. Their members have played for celebrities, opera stars, heads of state and royalty.
Based in Southern England, they are available to play for weddings and receptions, civil partnership ceremonies, corporate functions and private parties, where they can provide delightful and entertaining music to suit the exact occasion.
The quartet has a wide and distinctive repertoire covering all musical genres, from Bach and Mozart through to all kinds of popular music; from Opera to the Musicals, pop hits and rock classics. They are often able to commission new arrangements of special requests and their first priority is to entertain and delight their audiences and clients.
Russell studied the violin at the Royal Northern College of Music with Yossi Zivoni. After graduating, he joined the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and later the first violins of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, where he was privileged to work with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Gunther Wand and Andrew Davis.
Born in Canada, Jane studied the violin at the Royal Academy of Music with Emanuel Hurwitz. Jane was sub-principal in Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, a member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and has worked with several other orchestras in London and the regions. Since moving to Dorset several years ago she has devoted more time to chamber music as well as playing regularly with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
David studied the viola at the Royal Academy of Music where he won the chamber music prize. While in London he played with the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras before moving to Dorset as head of strings at Sherborne School for Girls. He now teaches at three Sherborne schools and performs with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Born in London, Nick studied the cello with Anthony Pini at the Royal College of Music. Formerly a front desk player with Opera North Orchestra, he currently freelances with session musicians and with London orchestras. He has given many chamber music concerts and recitals in this country and abroad.
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