Proud winners of the Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition 2016, the John Thompson String Ensemble Prize and the John Barbirolli String Quartet Competition 2016, Isbilia Quartet enjoyed a busy 2016/2017 season performing around the UK and Spain, including making their St Martin-in-the-Fields debut.
Since they were formed, the quartet have performed in major venues, including Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and Kings Place. They were successful in their audition for a place on Trinity Laban’s Quartets in Residence Mentorship Programme 2015/2016 and worked alongside the Carducci Quartet and Wihan Quartet. During that year, they recorded Shostakovich’s String Quartet no 8 Op 110 and Beethoven’s String Quartet Op 18 no 3. Collaborations with composers include the UK premier of ‘Con Aire de Tango’ by award-winning composer and pianist Arturo Cardelús. They have studied and received masterclasses from members of the Brodsky Quartet, Van Kujy Quartet, Cuarteto Quiroga, Rivka Golani and David Kenedy among others.