Nicholas Daniel founded the Britten Oboe Quartet together with his colleagues and co-principals of the award-winning Britten Sinfonia;
They all bring to this ensemble not only the highest musical standards but also the experience of playing together over many years, resulting in warm, expressive and above all enjoyable playing. They perform music of the highest quality and explore lesser-known works both from Britain and from abroad, as well as standard classics such as Mozart’s oboe quartet.
Their imaginative programming embraces repertoire other than the oboe quartet, often including string trios, solo works and other chamber music combinations.
They relish the challenge of programming a well-balanced and attractive concert in line with specific themes and can be sure to find something new and interesting for every concert.
Thea Musgrave – Cantilena
Schubert arr. Derek Smith – Quartet for Oboe and Strings in B flat D112
Danish Traditional arr. Danish String Quartet/Britten Oboe Quartet – Sønderho Bridal Trilogy
Mozart – Flute Quartet in C K171
Johann Sebastian Bach – Aria ‘Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben’ from St Matthew Passion BWV244