Free lunchtime concerts come to Lauderdale House

The very first artist residency at Lauderdale House was given its official launch last Tuesday as the Billroth Quartet began its first of many free lunchtime concerts.

Now treating audiences to performances on the first Tuesday of each month at the community centre in Highgate Hill, the string quartet first formed in 2009 while studying at Trinity College of Music.

With a keen interest in contemporary music, they enjoy playing an eclectic range of music from different periods and genres, including jazz, tango and world music.

And Lauderdale House appears to be a perfect fit for the group.

Soon to be making a TV appearance for Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish, cellist James Greenfield said: “We fell in love with the energy and atmosphere of the place so it’s a fantastic opportunity to be able to practice and perform regularly at such a culturally rich venue.”

Lauderdale House director Katherine Ives agreed, saying: “We are thrilled at the chance to support these talented musicians at an early stage in their careers. We chose Billroth as they had performed here so successfully.”

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