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Carducci Quartet

String Quartet


Our time at Trinity Laban was invaluable, as it provided a perfect platform from which we could launch our career. Our Fellowship enabled us to get fantastic tuition, provided great performance opportunities and enabled us to enter the Concert Artists Guild Competition, which we won in 2007!

Carducci Quartet
Carducci Quartet


The Carducci Quartet are recognised as one of today’s most successful string quartets and have been awarded two junior fellowships at Trinity Laban; the Bulldog Junior Fellowship for String Quartet 2006-7 and the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship for Chamber Ensemble 2007-08. The quartet members are Matthew Denton (first violin), Michelle Fleming (second violin) Emma Denton (cello) and Eoin Shmidt-Martin (viola).

They perform regularly in the UK and internationally at prestigious venues and festivals including Wigmore Hall, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Carnegie Hall and the John F Kennedy Centre. They run their own recording label Carducci Classics and an annual festival in Gloucestershire and have set up the Carducci Music Trust to support their work in schools. They also run chamber music courses for young musicians in the UK, France and Ireland and regularly coach at the National Youth String Quartet Weekend.

The quartet have won several international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition and were nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their concert ‘Getting the Quartet Bug!’.

They have an extensive recording profile, including acclaimed recordings for Naxos, LCMS and Signum Records. The Carducci Quartet were the Richard Carne Quartet in Residence 14/15 and The Carne Trust Ensemble in Residence 17/18, performing and providing master classes at Trinity Laban.