Asaka Quartet – Sunday 17th September 2023 – 7:30pm – Wigtown Parish Church
- Iona McDonald – Violin
- Eriol Guo Yu – Violin
- Susie Xin He – Viola
- Jonathan Ho Man Fong – Cello
The Asaka Quartet is a prizewinning string quartet formed in 2021 at the Royal Academy of Music in London where they are currently Chamber Music Fellows for 2022/23. They pride themselves on communicating their enjoyment of making music together and sharing this with their audiences, with a keen interest in music by under represented composers.
Asaka were 1st prize winners in the Wolfe Wolfinsohn String Quartet Competition at the Royal Academy of Music in July 2022 for their performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 18 No.2 in G major. They attended the Tunnell Trust’s Chamber Music Coll in June 2022 and are delighted to be returning to Music Coll again in 2023. The quartet have been mentored closely by Martin Outram since 2021, when they were selected for the prestigious Frost Trust Advanced Specialist Strings Ensemble Training Scheme (A.S.S.E.T.) at the Academy.