Recording

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from us here at the Laefer Quartet! 2016 was an amazing year for the Laefer Quartet and we would like to say a massive thank you to all of our friends and fans for making it so!

 

Some highlights include:

  • Performing at the International Womens Day at the RCM.
  • Giving a Masterclass and recital at the University of Southampton.
  • Recording at the Abbey Road Institute.
  • Being selected as Park Lane Group Artists for the 2016/17 season.
  • Giving three world premieres as part of the fantastic Listenpony concert series.
  • Performing at the Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts with another world premiere.
  • Numerous concerts up and down the country which we have been thrilled to give!

It's still early days but 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year too: look out for our Park Lane Group concerts at St. John's Smith Square (featuring World Premieres by Giles Swayne and Charlotte Harding) and St. Margaret's Church, Westminster.

Laefer Quartet in the Studio

We've had a busy few months here in the Laefer Quartet with performances at Lincoln's Inn Chapel, St Boniface Concert Society, and several private functions. On top of this we were lucky enough to be invited to record with Chris Cook at the Abbey Road Institute. Chris is currently studying at the Institute and asked us to record some tracks for his portfolio and we were happy to oblige!

We decided to record Eugene Bozza's Andate et Scherzo and the Capriccio from Felix Mendelssohn's Four Pieces for String Quartet Op. 81 keeping one live take of each and mixing a final take as well. As it was the first time in the studio as a quartet we were pretty excited to see what the outcome would be, especially as our busy individual schedules meant that we only had one evening to do all the recording! A week later Rusne, Amy and I went back to the studio to go through the takes and sort out the final mix with Chris.

Below are some pictures from the session and we hope to have the recordings up soon.

 

Stephen