The Hill Quartet are an innovative, multi-national chamber ensemble based in London. With strong roots in the classical world, they hold a deep interest in expanding the string quartet repertoire by curating, commissioning and performing cross-genre art forms and contemporary music.
Currently the Royal Academy of Music Chamber Fellows, the 2021/22 season has seen them appear at the Music@Malling, Rye Arts and North York Moors Chamber Music Festivals. Upcoming appearances include a chamber music residency at Snape Maltings as part of the Britten Pears Young Artists Programme and concerts at the Yeovil, Kings Lynn and West Cork Chamber Music Festivals. In September 2022 they will begin a three year Artist-in-Residence position at Wolfson College, Oxford University.
Previous season highlights include the North York Moors, Marylebone, Barnes and Petworth Chamber Music Festivals and recitals at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly Church and Hatfield House. Their recent concert at the outdoor Bandstand Chamber Festival was praised in a five star review from The Arts Desk as a “fluid and refined interpretation” of Ravel’s quartet.
With their frequent collaborator, mezzo-soprano Lotte-Betts Dean, the Hill Quartet made their debut live appearance on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ program in 2020, performing new music by Connor D’Netto. The quartet’s latest commission ‘Winter Blues’ by jazz-bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado was recently premiered at Conway Hall, and their studio recording of this work is due for release by October House Records in 2022. Also featured on this album is Mullov-Abbado’s clarinet quintet ‘Three Road Songs’, recorded in collaboration with clarinettist Ben Mellefont.
They are mentored by John Myerscough, cellist of the Doric String Quartet, and have been awarded the Sir John Barbirolli, Dorothy & Marjorie White and Alexander Kelly prizes by the RAM in recognition of their chamber achievements.