They will perform Mozart's String Quintet No. 1, String Quintet No. 3, and Mendelssohn's String Quintet No. 1 in A with violaist Prunella Pacey on the 13th of May 2018 at 18:30 at Kings Place.
The Chilingirian Quartet consists of: Levon Chilingirian and Ronald Birks on violins, Susie Mészáros on viola and Stephen Orton on cello. It was founded by Levon Chilingirian OBE in 1971, along with cellist Philip De Groote. Mr. Chilingirian is a professor and Chamber Music Artist in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music and professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
The quartet performed Brahms Piano quintet and Ronald Corp's Letters from Sony with Andrew Bronwell and Sarah Pring respectively at St. Jude’s, Central Square on the 28th of June 2017 and performed at Kings Place on the 2nd of April 2017.
Stephen Orton became the cellist following the retirement of Philip de Groote in 2013, while Ronald Birks became a member of the Quartet in 2009.
The quartet made its BBC proms debut on the 25th of August 1976 in a performance of Schubert's Octet alongside the Lindsay String Quartet.