The Live Work Fund is a new initiative launched in collaboration by Jerwood Arts, The Wolfson Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Linbury Trust, which aims to support exceptional artists whose work relies on live performance, following the impact of Covid-19. They have selected 33 young artists to receive awards of £20,000 over 12 months to help them adapt their approach to making and sharing live work.
The Solem Quartet takes its place amongst some of the UK’s brightest artistic voices, with award recipients spread across practices including music, theatre, opera, circus, dance, live art and performance, as well as those who work in the gaps between these disciplines.
This Sunday, 21st February, the Solem Quartet and clarinettist Anthony Friend perform a programme which is full of variety and colour.
In addition to the ever-popular Brahms Clarinet Quintet, you will be able to hear music by Vasks, Bartók, Schumann & Florence Price,
The Solem Quartet look forward to their concert of world premieres for Bangor Music Festival in North Wales, which will be streamed online on Friday 12 March.
The Festival, which has taken place annually since 2000, is particularly focused on contemporary music, and this year’s festival theme is ‘the environment’.
The Solem Quartet’s concert, to be filmed at Bangor University, will feature world premiere performances of four brand new works for string quartet by leading contemporary composers.
The award-winning Solem Quartet is looking for a composer to write an ambitious new work for Beethoven Bartók Now: Pioneers, to take place in Spring 2022.
The winner of the competition, launched this week, will receive a prize of £1500 and they will be tasked with composing a 15-minute work to interact with and respond to Bartók’s Quartet no. 1 and Beethoven’s Quartet no. 14, op. 131.
Applications are now open, and run until 11pm on 28 February 2021.