Hill Quartet

Instruments: Masterclass Programme Ensembles

 Bridget O’Donnell [violin]
David López Ibáñez [violin]
Julia Doukakis [viola]
Ben Michaels [cello]

 The Hill Quartet are an innovative, multi-national chamber ensemble based in London. With strong roots in the classical world, they hold a deep interest in expanding the string quartet repertoire by curating, commissioning and performing cross-genre art forms and contemporary music, currently the Royal Academy of Music Chamber Fellows.

With their frequent collaborator, mezzo-soprano Lotte-Betts Dean, the Hill Quartet made their debut live appearance on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ program in 2020, performing new music by Connor D’Netto. The quartet’s latest commission ‘Winter Blues’ by jazz-bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado was recently premiered at Conway Hall, and their studio recording was released by October House Records in January 2022. Also featured on this album is Mullov-Abbado’s clarinet quintet ‘Three Road Songs’, recorded in collaboration with clarinetist Ben Mellefont.

They are mentored by John Myerscough, cellist of the Doric String Quartet, and have been awarded the Sir John Barbirolli, Dorothy & Marjorie White and Alexander Kelly prizes by the RAM in recognition of their chamber achievements.


2022 Festival Performances include:
Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D minor D.810 ‘Death and the Maiden’
Mozart Quartet in D major K.575
Panufnik Amanda and Cantator with Bram van Sambeek
Ultan O’Brien Na Coillte Istoiche
Turina The Bullfighter’s Prayer
Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor Op.80 ‘Requiem for Fanny

Hill Quartet ©Emma Werner
Arts Council - funding music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Creative Places West Cork Islands
Irish Examiner
Maritime Hotel
IMRO - Irish Music Rights Organisation