Orfeas String Quartet

Orpheus Papafilippou - Violin
Francesca Simmons - Violin
Laurie Collingwood  - Viola
Gregory Duggan - Cello

The Orfeas String Quartet was formed in 2004 by four postgraduate students at Trinity College of Music.  In its initial stages the quartet worked intensively with Michael Bochmann & George Hadjinikos developing its own sound and ethos.  Always aspiring for beauty of line and unity, their sound is unique and has been highly praised.  They have given numerous acclaimed performances of lesser know and new repertoire.

Performance highlights include:

.... Royal Festival Hall as part of the RFH Revival celebrating the newly redesigned acoustic
.... St Martin in the Fields as part of the Re Opening Celebrations
.... Dover House, The Scottish Office Celebration of the 300th Anniversary of the Union of Scotland and England.
.... HRH Prince Philip at the Queen's House in Greenwich
.... Canning House Recital for the Latin American Cultural Institute

The Quartet also performs recitals for Music Clubs and Festivals through out Great Britain. 

They have a wide and interesting repertoire ranging from Purcell's Chaconne to quartets by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, Borodin, Turina, Piazzolla & Shostakovich to works written especially for them.  

In February 2008 they gave the World Premier of Denise Mangiardi's Quartet 'The Heart has No Measure' in Highgate to accompany the first exhibition of Artist Joshua Whiskey's Painting, (the Quartet's inspiration).  The Orfeas Quartet also performed on Wayne Gidden's Debut Album.

They will premier Aziza Sadikova's New Amplified String Quartet written for them in March 2011.

Orfeas String Quartet

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  • “Orfeas Quartet offers a rare blend of professionalism and passionate musicality that sees its members equally at home contributing a touch of class to a special event or in the spotlight on the concert stage. ”
    Jennifer Lang - St Martin in the Fields
  • “The corridors have been ringing with your praises these past two days ... you allowed us a glimpse of beauty we sorely needed.”
    Cuthbert Le M. Scott - Manormead Care Home, Surrey
  • “Orpheus and his players have on various occasions taken part in London Ripieno Society concerts both accompanying the London Ripieno Singers and playing orchestral works. I have always found them to be responsive and equal to the task.”
    Geoffrey Hanson - Conductor & Artistic Director
Click the composer or title to listen to the piece
    • European Folk Programme
    • Skalkottas
      Five Greek Dances
    • Turina
      La Oración del Torero
    • Borodin
      String Quartet in D Major No.2
    • Dvořák
      ‘American’ String Quartet in F major
    • Various Composers
      Selection of Czardasz