14/11/2019: The Liverpool Student Quartet will take centre stage before a VIP audience for the launch party to reveal a major new report on the UK music industry.
Picture Caption: Matthew Bradshaw (violin), Chan Ning Lee (violin), Tristan Apperley (viola) and Genevieve Phillips (cello)
The string quartet from University of Liverpool will play at the event in London on November 20 to launch Music By Numbers 2019 – the new report by UK Music which is the trade association representing the UK music industry.
The foursome will be supporting singer-songwriter Tom Walker, whose hits include ‘Leave a Light On' and 'Just You and I’, and play before an audience of music industry leaders, politicians and media figures at the event in central London.
The Liverpool Student Quartet is a string quartet based in Merseyside consisting of mostly music students studying performance at the University of Liverpool and members of the University Symphony Orchestra. The University of Liverpool are a member of UK Music’s ground-breaking Music Academic Partnership.
Since its formation in early 2018, the quartet have played in concerts, events and public engagements across the country, especially in and around the North-West. The quartet have a wide repertoire, including Vivaldi, the Beatles and video game music.
Quartet violinist Matthew Bradshaw said:
“We are delighted to be invited to play at UK Music’s launch party, with a chance to play some really exciting classical music from Britain’s best composers.”
“Music is something that brings people together, and the chance to bring different music to new audiences is always a pleasure”.
UK Music CEO Michael Dugher said:
“It’s fantastic news that students from the University of Liverpool will be playing at the launch of our inaugural Music By Numbers, joining the bill with global star Tom Walker.
“The UK has some of the finest orchestras in the world and classical music plays a huge part in the British music industry. These students - our very own Fab Four from Liverpool - represent the very best of the next generation of exciting future talent.
“Liverpool obviously has a brilliant musical heritage. Our report rightly highlights how important music is to regional economies, including the North West of England.
“This event and our report will also give us an opportunity to talk about how we ensure that young people from all backgrounds get a chance to do music”.