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Welcome to the Leon String Quartet Blog!

Below you can find articles about some of the projects we have been involved in. We love getting involved in a huge diversity of music and artistic work and value our role in facilitating some fantastic and exciting collaborations to take place. Take a look through and get to know us better …

Artist Interview: Mike Bacon (cellist)

Artist Interview: Mike Bacon (cellist)

This is a ‘Revelation Artist Interview’ from our recent concert ‘Mike Bacon & Friends’ at St Mary’s Revelations in Ashford, Kent. Mike Bacon, principle cellist of the Leon String Quartet, discusses memorable moments, the Kent music scene and the sheer diversity of modern musical life…  1. How

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One year on from ‘Laboratory Film’

One year on from ‘Laboratory Film’

Nearly a year ago we were part of a screening of Andy Birtwistle’s ‘Laboratory Film’, with live soundtrack composed and performed by Sam Bailey with the Leon String Quartet. We were fortunate to get an enigmatic and rich live recording which you can hear on the Free

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Arlet collaboration for Free Range

Arlet collaboration for Free Range

Leon String Quartet join chamber folk band Arlet on 7th May in a collaboration for Free Range as part of this year’s Sounds New festival which champions contemporary and experimental music making. Composers Aiden Shepherd, the main creative force behind Arlet and our very own Matthew Brown

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The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe: part 2

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe: part 2

Leon String Quartet are currently working on a collaboration with University of Kent student directors, Elliot Liburd and Thomas Brace. The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe will be showing at the Gulbenkian Theatre at Kent University from 20-22 November. For more information go to Upcoming Events.

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