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The Dovetail Quartet was founded in 2006 by postgraduate students from the London Conservatoires and was initially coached by Peter Pople. Since, the quartet has been performing at a wide variety of venues for various concerts, functions, weddings, dinners and celebrations. Trinity College of Music frequently recommends The Dovetail Quartet to prospective clients. The quartet prides itself on a varied repertoire of classical, light, popular and jazz music that can cater for every occasion and can be tailored to each engagement.

The quartet performed in a masterclass with The Wihan Quartet and has begun performing recitals in and around London. The quartet also entertains guests on Cruise Liners all over the world.
 
The Dovetail Quartet is dedicated to providing the highest quality services and music making to all clients, helping to make events special and unique.

Clare Taylor

Clare studied music at the University of York (leading the University Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra) before spending two years at Trinity College of Music, studying with John Crawford. Here she led the Symphony Orchestra and became a member of the Reade and Dovetail String Quartets.

Clare currently freelances in and around London playing in orchestras, bands, with string quartets and deputising on West End shows.  These have included Lord Of The Rings, Joseph, Love Never Dies, The Sound of Music, Spring Awakening, and Carousel.  She is a regular performer with the Trafalgar Sinfonia, conducted by Ivor Setterfield at St Martin's in the Field.  Clare has appeared on a number of pop albums through her work as a session musician.

Her main performing interests include Bach, late Romantic music, and contemporary music, but she produced a folk-fusion album at York and maintains an active interest in folk and popular performance.  She is a keen footballer and a wild chef.

 

  Clare Taylor

Clare Wheeler

Clare is enjoying a blossoming career as a freelance violinist. She read music at Christ Church, Oxford where she won an instrumental exhibition, was awarded the Clifford-Smith Prize and attained a first class degree. She went on to gain her Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction at Trinity College of Music.
As an orchestral musician Clare has been working with Southbank Sinfonia performing a wide variety of concerts both in the UK and abroad. In 2010 she performed at The National Theatre in Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, a play for actors and orchestra by Stoppard and Previn. As a freelance violinist Clare has recently performed with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. She has recorded two CDs of orchestral music and has been broadcast on Radio 3 and Classic FM.
Clare particularly enjoys chamber music, recently performing Schubert’s Octet at The Royal Opera House recital series. She works with The Dovetail Quartet performing on cruise liners travelling the world and giving recitals in and around London.
As a soloist, Clare has performed Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with the Haydon Chamber Orchestra. She was also broadcast live on Radio 3 performing solo violin with Christ Church Cathedral Choir.

  Clare Taylor

Emily Richards

Emily Richards graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2005 with a BMus Honours degree. She spent the following year working as a graduate music assistant at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset. From September 2006 Emily was accepted onto the Masters in Music Performance course at Trinity College of Music and is studying viola with Elizabeth Turnbull. She has also received masterclasses from Ivo-Jan von der Werff and Garfield Jackson. Emily was a finalist in the 2008 Vivian Joseph Classical Concerto competition at Trinity College of Music. She has played with many groups, both chamber and orchestral, including the National Youth Music Theatre, Trinity College of Music Symphony Orchestra, Trinity College String Ensemble, Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Pauls (Convent Garden), Wessex String Quartet, Dovetail Quartet and the Prince Regent String Quartet. Emily teaches the violin and viola in the London area and hopes to increase her orchestral work after she graduates from Trinity.

  Emily Richards

Edward Furse

Edward was awarded a first class honours degree in music from the University of Birmingham and a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, from which he graduated in 2005. His awards include the Barber Undergraduate Prize, Barber Postgraduate Scholarship and Concerto Prize. Edward’s performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in June 2003 was reviewed by the Birmingham Post as a ‘tour de force, with yearning cello passages, fine intonation and an expressive cadenza.’ Numerous concerto appearances have followed, including performances of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in London, Birmingham, Helsinki, Budapest and St Petersburg, and Hadyn’s Cello Concerto in C at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, directing from the cello. 

Co-principal cellist with the Southbank Sinfonia for 2007, Edward’s orchestral experiences include performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and side-by-side projects with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields. Regular chamber music work has recently included recitals in Brussels and London with the Olive Piano Trio, and various concerts and performances with The Dovetail Quartet.   

Edward currently lives in London and plays a German cello made by August Riechers, ca. 1860. 

  Clare Taylor

 

 
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