Ionel Manciu, violin
Christoph Slenczka, viola
Yoanna Prodanova, cello
The Barbican Quartet was founded in 2014 in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where they study individually with David Takeno and Louise Hopkins. The young quartet regularly performs in the UK and Europe in such halls as the Barbican Hall, Milton Court Hall, Casa de Musica (Porto), St James’s Piccadilly and Ashmolean Museum, and will make their Wigmore Hall debut in 2017 thanks to the Maisie Lewis Foundation Award.
Winners of the St James Quartet Prize, the Barbican Quartet is Park Lane Group artists and have appeared in such festivals as the IMS Prussia Cove, Harmos Festival (Portugal) and the Young Virtuosi Festival 2016. The quartet has undertaken residency at the Mozarteum Salzburg in 2015.
The Barbican Quartet is thankful to the Belcea Quartet Charitable Trust which allows it to receive coaching from members of the Belcea Quartet. Its mentors also include Alasdair Tait, David Waterman, David Takeno, Levon Chilingirian, Rita Wagner and Ferenc Rados.
In June 2016, the Barbican String Quartet participates in ProQuartet's training program for the first time with Natalia Prishepenko.