TThe Ligeti Quartet, one of the UK’s leading ensembles, has been at the forefront of modern and contemporary music since their formation in 2010.
The Ligeti Quartet have broken new ground through innovative programming and championing of some of today’s most exciting composers and artists.
They have played landmark venues around the world as well as more unusual locations such as galleries theatres, pubs, an IMAX Theatre, a fishing boat, and on iceberg sculptures as part of a Greenpeace campaign.
The Ligeti Quartet have commissioned many new works and collaborated with artists from various musical backgrounds including Anna Meredith, Kerry Andrew (Juice Vocal Ensemble, You Are Wolf), Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy), Seb Rochford (Polar Bear), Shed 7 and Submotion Orchestra.
The Quartet are passionate about supporting emerging composers and taking new music to diverse audiences. They regularly lead composition workshops, and undertake education and community outreach work. They have recently been appointed Ensemble in Residence at Cambridge University and are City Music Foundation Artists 2016-18.
The Ligeti Quartet takes its name from the great Hungarian composer György Ligeti (1923-2006). As a child aged 5 he created an imaginary country called Kylwyria, with its own legal system, grammatically coherent language and elaborate maps.
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