at last a quartet!

In the late '80s, at last free from orchestral duties as a player and not yet fully involved in the world of conducting,
the opportunity of a lifetime was offered when I was invited to join the Gabrieli String Quartet.
[The other quartet members were: Brendan O'Reilly (2nd violin), Ian Jewel (viola) and Keith Harvey (cello).]

 

 

Recordings made with the Gabrieli on Chandos:

Dohnanyi Quartet and Piano Quintet
Sibelius Quartet and Piano Quintet
Mendelssohn Quartets Op 12 & Op 13
Walton First String Quartet (posthumous)

So from October 1987 to November 1990, and running concurrently with my conducting career, I took over the first violin seat of this internationally known quartet,
whose long association with Essex University resulted, in July 1990, in my receiving the Honorary Doctor's Degree (above left).

Recordings