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Echéa Quartet

  • Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA, 98260 United States (map)

Brought together by their love of music, these four skilled young musicians have played to audiences in the UK, Europe, and the United States. Eliza, Aliayta, Emily, and Clara are the faces of this prize-winning quartet who have harnessed their passion and talent, wowing audiences wherever they perform with the sheer beauty of their skill and harmony.

The evening’s program includes works by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Béla Bartók, and Franz Joseph Haydn.

$22 | $20 Seniors | ages 18 and under are free


Aliayta Foon-Dancoes, violin
Emily EarL, violin
Clara Loeb, viola
Eliza Millett, violoncello


Finalists and prizewinners of the International Anton Rubinstein Chamber Music Competition, 2018 and semi-finalists in the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition, the Echéa Quartet was formed in 2017 at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

They have performed in masterclasses for Adrian Brendel, Miguel da Silva, Hartmut Rohde, and members of the London Haydn and Belcea quartets. In 2018, the quartet performed at the Brundibár Arts Festival, as well as a side-by-side project with the Nash Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall.

In the summer of 2018, the Echéa Quartet were the string-quartet-in-residence at Ferrandou Musique, Dordogne, where there gave many recitals as well as collaborating with the British baritone, David Wilson-Johnson. They were also awarded the role of Fellowship Quartet at Wintergreen Performing Arts, where they toured across Virginia, and worked and performed with violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

Education is also central to the quartet’s work. In the summer of 2018, the quartet performed and created a family show based on Beatrix Potter’s ‘Tale of Peter Rabbit’ for the inaugural season of the Waterperry Opera Festival. They have collaborated with the Camden Learning Centre, and will perform as part of the Wigmore Hall ‘For Crying Out Loud’ series.

Highlights of 2019 include a performance at the Musikverein in Vienna, as well as a collaboration with Marin Alsop at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dedicated to the performance of new music, the Echéa Quartet will continue to foster their relationship with London-based composers. In light of this, they will be performing at the Krama Contemporary Music Festival in Athens, Greece, as well as touring the west-coast of North America..

Earlier Event: August 23
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Later Event: August 31