^ Back to Top
^ Back to Discography
Classical Music Home
Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search


Ann Hooley, violin I
Bridget Davey, violin II
Elizabeth Turnbull, viola
Martin Thomas, cello

Formed in 1990, the Archaeus Quartet has performed throughout the United Kingdom, and at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room in London. The group has appeared at the Warwick, Greenwich, King’s Lynn and Woburn Festivals as well as broadcasting live for Classic FM. The quartet has coached at Dartington International Summer School for several years, and has run its own chamber music course in the Channel Islands. From 1999 until 2005 the quartet was a resident group at The Space Arts Centre in Docklands, London. It has performed the complete cycle of Beethoven’s String Quartets in a series of six concerts three times: Oxford and Cumbria in 1998, and London in 1999. Several composers have written works specifically for the group, including Antonin Tucapsky, Jeffrey Joseph, Jenni Roditi and Leonard Salzedo. Their recordings include the Quartet by Minna Keal, and quartets by Ethel Smyth, Amy Beach, Susan Spain-Dunk, Leonard Salzedo and Cyril Scott. The Archaeus has collaborated with many esteemed musicians, including Thea King, Timothy Lines, Ruggiero Ricci, Philip Fowke and several fellow cellists and viola players.

Archaeus String Quartet
Photo: Briony Edwards

Role: Ensemble 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 

 View Albums

 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page Del.icio.us. |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
4:33:43 PM, 31 May 2016
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2016 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.