Praised for their “immaculate precision and spirit” (The Strad) and “cultured tone” (Arts Desk), the Solem Quartet has established itself as one of the most innovative and adventurous quartets of its generation. A 2020 awardee of the Jerwood Arts Live Work Fund, one of 33 artists selected from more than 1200 applicants, the Solem Quartet takes its place amongst some of the UK’s brightest artistic voices, with award recipients spread across practices including music, theatre, opera, circus, dance, live art and performance. read more… 

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You may also like to read articles about us in The Strad



Painted Light – our latest CD which comes out on general release on 27th October 2023

Henriëtte Bosmans: String Quartet
Lili Boulanger, arr. William Newell: Nocturne
Edmund Finnis: String Quartet no. 3, Devotions
Joni Mitchell, arr. W. Newell: Both Sides Now
Camden Reeves: Quartet no. 5, Blue Windows
Ayanna Witter-Johnson: Earth

Delphian Records, DCD34308 




Our debut CD: The Four Quarters released with Orchid Classics, September 2021

“immaculate precision and spirit”
David Kettle, The Strad review

“a collagist album of constant compulsion”
4.5 stars, Frontrunners for New Talent 2021, Norman Lebrecht, The Critic review

“beautifully executed”
4 stars, Rebecca Franks, Limelight Magazine review


‘Days’ from The Four Quarters, Thomas Adès

And Dream of Sheep, Kate Bush arr. William Newell

Discover more about the disc 
Listen to The Four Quarters in full
Gramophone online feature

Ongoing projects

Beethoven Bartók Now
Beethoven Bartók Now brings together the late quartets of Beethoven and the quartets of Béla Bartók uniquely reimagined with music from composers of today.

Watch our live performance of BBN: Night Music, featuring Beethoven’s op. 130, Bartók’s Quartet no. 5, and a new work, tuóretu, from British composer Aaron Parker.

Live recording from Wimbledon International Music Festival 2020

Watch more videos here.

Further press quotes

“…especially when played with as much cultured tone as the Solems gave [the slow movement of Haydn’s E flat Quartet, Op. 76 No. 6]”
The Arts Desk, David Nice

“brilliant and intense young group of musicians”
Judith Weir blog

“… it was the Solem Quartet’s strong emotional connection to [the] music which really shone through”
The Yorkshire Times, Elaine Annable

“heartfelt brio and winningly understated virtuosity”
Scunthorpe Concert Society, Clive Davies

Audience feedback

Watch audience reaction to our first Beethoven Bartók Now concert:

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The Solem Quartet are represented by Tashmina Artists. For bookings and enquiries, please contact their Manager Sally Richardson.
+44 (0) 20 7976 5041