05.09. | 20:30 | American gardens | Opatija
ABOVE THE SEA
The Butter Quartet consists of four musicians brought together by their mutual love of vibrant historically-informed performance of string quartets. The members are violinists Anna Jane Lester and Chloe Prendergast, violist Isabel Franenberg, and cellist Evan Buttar. They first formed as participants in a course at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, but soon developed a passion and dynamic that extended beyond their studies. They have been featured in festivals and series internationally, such as the Mozartfest Würzburg in 2021 and the Beethoven Academy at the National Forum for Music in Poland in 2020. They have also appeared on BBC Radio 3 and the Dutch stations Radio West and NPO Radio 4.
After competing as finalists in the 2019 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition, they were awarded a place in the prestigious eeemerging+ professional development scheme for young European ensembles.
The Butter Quartet enjoys integrating their research on late 18th- and early 19th-century performance practice into powerful live performances. They value a strong connection with their audiences, playing in diverse spaces and speaking during concerts.