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The Franco-Mendès Quartet 

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The Franco-Mendès Quartet was formed in the Autumn of 2019 by four students at the Royal Northern College of Music and are currently enjoying their third year as ensemble-in-residence at Enys House. They have been fortunate to study with many of the UK’s top chamber musicians and ensembles, including Petr Prause, Jeremy Young, the Chilingirian Quartet, Elias Quartet, Gould Trio, Trio Gaspard, Trio Karenine, Henk Guittart, and Navarra Quartet. Within the RNCM they were finalists in the college’s Nossek Prize, Hirsch Prize, Weil Prize and Brodsky Prize, and have featured regularly in concerts in and around Manchester and the North-West.


The quartet was named after the renowned Dutch cellist and composer, Jacques Franco-Mendès, who’s virtuosic compositions for both string quartets and duos they greatly admire. The Franco-Mendès Quartet aims to perform lesser-known works, including F. Hensel, Suk, Hindemith, and Latham. The Franco-Mendès Quartet frequently collaborates to perform larger chamber works and have been fortunate to have played with Nathan Jackson-Turner, Julius Jonuŝas, and Magnus Johnston. The inaugural Enys Chamber Music Festival sees the Franco-Mendès Quartet collaborating with the Talland Quartet to perform Mendelssohn Octet.

Dylan Latham, James Warburton violin

Ammal Bhatia viola

Stefan Rogers cello

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