They are recent winners of a 2013 Tunnell Trust Concert Award and have accumulated numerous other prizes between them including the RNCM’s Weil and Hirsch prizes, most recently being awarded the prestigious Barbirolli Prize for String Quartet. The Quartet has performed widely in the UK and across Europe, including appearances at the European Academy for Music in Montepulciano, Italy and at the Europäische Festwoche der Kammermusik in Detmold, Germany.
During their studies they worked closely with Gábor Takács-Nagy, who invited them to a period of intensive coaching with him in Geneva and subsequently to the Verbier Festival’s private masterclass in London. At the RNCM they studied regularly with Pavel Fischer and Petr Prause and recieved masterclasses and coachings from Ralph Kirschbaum, Peter Cropper, James Boyd and Gerhard Schulz.
This Summer the Gildas Quartet will be appearing in recitals at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the Altenberger Kultursommer Festival, Germany.