Xander van Vliet, violin I
Marije Ploemacher, violin II
Simone van der Giessen, viola
Nathaniel Boyd, cello
The Navarra Quartet was formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music under the guidance of the late Dr Christopher Rowland, to whose memory this recording is dedicated. One of the most exciting quartets of their generation, the Navarra Quartet has won numerous prestigious prizes and awards, including at the 2005 Florence International Competition, and the 2007 Melbourne International Competition. In 2008 the Quartet won the Outstanding Young Artist Award at the MIDEM Classique Awards in Cannes, in collaboration with the International Artist Managers’ Association.
Photo courtesy of Sussie Ahlburg