Home is where the concert is for Cassi

Cassi Hamilton with her string quartet from the Royal Academy of Music, London. Photo contributed.
Cassi Hamilton with her string quartet from the Royal Academy of Music, London. Photo contributed.

A MUSICIAN is returning to her home town of Buxton with her string quartet from the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Cassi Hamilton grew up in Buxton and attended Buxton Community School until she was 16.

She will return to perform at St John’s Church on Saturday September 3.

The quartet is part of a 12-piece ensemble, the Arnold Camerata, formed two years ago in memory of the late composer Malcolm Arnold.

The ensemble performs together annually in their own ‘Essentially English’ music festival in Cornwall at Easter time.

It is an exciting and diverse chamber ensemble made up from some of the country’s finest young musical talent, and is building a fine reputation for concert performance.

All members of the string quartet are currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music tutored by Garfield Jackson and Richard Deakin.

They have all been principal players in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Cassi is currently a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra.

Earlier this year two members of the quartet were selected to participate in the London Symphony Orchestra’s elite “String Scheme”.

The quartet consists of violin: William Melvin and Cassandra Hamilton, viola: Richard Waters and Cello: Mark Lindley.

The concert on September 3, starting at 7.30pm, will include music by Mendelssohn and Brahms.

Admission will be £8, including refreshments during the interval.

For enquiries, call 01298 23368.