First prize winners of the €Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition 2010 and the St Martins Chamber Music Competition 2013, and third prize winners of the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition 2013, the Jubilee Quartet was formed in London in 2006. They held a Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music from 2012-13, and are the current Richard Carne Junior Fellows at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
The quartet are award winners of the Tillett Trust €Young Artists Platform, the Park Lane Group Young Artists, the Hattori Foundation, the Worshipful Company of Musicians Concordia Foundation Artists Fund, and recipients of the Philharmonia MMSF Charles Henderson Ensemble Award. In 2012 the quartet were finalists in the Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music Competition, Weimar, and in 2013, the Royal Over-Seas League
Their studies have been overseen by professors such as Hatto Beyerle, Thomas Brandis, Garfield Jackson, Martin Outram, and Jon Thorne, and they have participated in masterclasses by the Skampa, Wihan and Chilingirian Quartets, Pierre Colombet, Miguel da Silva, and Sylvia Rosenberg. In the autumn they will commence their studies with Gunter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia. This year, they are also privileged to have the guidance of the Belcea Quartet, thanks to the support of the Belcea Charitable Trust.
The quartet have performed widely throughout the UK and their continental tours have included a performance in the presence of the former Czech president Vaclav Havel. They also enjoy a variety of outreach work as part of the Live Music Now! scheme, and have participated in the Lake District Summer Music and St Magnus Festivals.
In May the quartet gave their debut recital at the Purcell Room, having performed there last year with Jack Liebeck and Katya Apekisheva (Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet).
The Jubilee Quartet would like to thank the Mears/Speers family for their generous support.