Previous Projects

Alongside spotlight concerts, the Eskandari Quartet have performed at events in many venues around Manchester including Gorton Monastery, Whitworth Hall, the Bridgewater Hall foyer, and The Hilton Hotel. Their performance at Extinction Rebellion protests in August 2019 was featured on BBC News.

Axis Classical

Wednesday 5th February 2020

The Talleyrand Levenshulme

The Eskandari Quartet performed a selection of works at the opening night of Axis Classical, a monthly live classical music night at The Talleyrand in Levenshulme.

 Hallé St Peters 

Friday 17th January 2020

The Quartet spent a morning in January at Hallé St Peters trailing the technology for the second round of the Hallé's International Conductors Competition. 

Manchester Cathedral Coffee Concert Series

Saturday 7th December 2019

Manchester Cathedral

Matt Brown- Dance for the Festivals of Light

Haydn- String Quartet No. 53 in D major ("The Lark") Op. 64, No. 5,

     i. Allegro Moderato 

     ii. Adagio Cantabile

Judith Weir- String Quartet No.1 

     ii. Con Moto

Fraz Ireland- '...and we would have taken the same route had it not been for the storm last night' (premier)

Alexander Borodin- String Quartet No.2 in D major

     i. Allegro Moderato

     iii. Notturno Andante

The Eskandari Quartet presented a varied programme as part of Manchester Cathedral's Coffee Concert series, including the premier of a newly commissioned work by Fraz Ireland and a recent composition by Matt Brown (matthewbrowncomposer.co.uk). 

New Music Manchester Festival

Thursday 31st October 2019

Martin Harris Centre of Music and Drama

Benjamin Marrington-Reeve- Blindfolded

The Eskandari quartet were invited by the University of Manchester to perform at a lunchtime concert hosted by Manchester University Music Society as part of the inaugural New Music Manchester festival. They performed Benjamin Marrington-Reeve's Blindfolded, a work the Eskandari commissioned and premiered in Spring 2019.

MUMS: New Sounds

6th June 2019

Martin Harris Centre of Music and Drama

Atefeh Einali- Fear

The Eskandari Quartet premiered Atefeh Einali's Fear at Manchester University Music Society's 'New Sounds from Manchester' lunchtime concert as part of the annual Estival programme. 

Church of the Holy Name

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Church of the Holy Name

Benjamin Marrington-Reeve- Blindfolded (premier)

Alexander Borodin- String Quartet No.2 in D major

     i. Allegro Moderato

     ii. Scherzo Allegro

     iii. Notturno Andante

     iv. Finale Andante- Vivace

 Gloria Coates- String Quartet No. 3

     i. Marcato

Will Frampton- Watermark (premier)

On March 19th 2019 the Eskandari Quartet presented  a full-length concert programme at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, sitting contemporary works alongside core works from the string quartet repertory. It featured two new works that had been written for the quartet by Will Frampton (www.willframpton.co.uk) and Benjamin Marrington-Reeve.