Biography of Iuventus Quartet:
Ruth Rogers (violin), Nicky Sweeney (violin), Rebecca Low (viola), Katherine Jenkinson (cello) - Formed in 2003, the Iuventus Quartet has been hailed be the Irish Times as ‘startling – theirs
was a purely musical approach – bracing, fearless and utterly engaging’. The Strad wrote of their technical ease, sensitivity to style, elegance in phrasing and excellent intonation’ and hailed their rendition of Janacek’s First Quartet as ‘powerfully communicated’. They have performed at venues throughout the UK, at the 2003-2006 Chichester Festivities, and at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. The Iuventus Quartet was chosen for the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme and played at music societies throughout the country in the 2006-7 season. In another recent review, the Iuventus were described as ‘spellbinding’, bringing to the music ‘great expertise, dedication and superb musicianship’. The quartet has also played at the Buxton Festival, the Cambridge Summer Recital Series and St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. In 2008 they performed in Jakarta, Indonesia and Bangkok, Thailand and went on to give workshops to Burmese orphans in the refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border.