My String Quartet no. 5 was first
performed at Shugborough by the Alard Quartet on June 24th 2012. Three
new works, the others by Ellie Davies and Kerry Milan, were rehearsed
and performed as part of "Inspired by the Past", a Cultural Olympic
event celebrating the influence of Ancient Greece. My quartet is subtitled "Astree" after the 17thc romance by Honore D'Urfe which was enjoyed by Lady Anson in the 1740s.
The String Quartet no. 4 was also composed in 2011, It's a more weighty and intense work.