Projects – Jonathan Biss and The Elias

Piano Quintets with Jonathan Biss

Jonathan Biss and the Elias Quartet

American pianist Jonathan Biss and the Elias have enjoyed many years of playing and sharing music together. Repertoire has included Brahms, Dvorak, Janacek, Schumann, Mozart and Andres. In 2012 they released a disc of the Schumann and Dvorak Quintets to great acclaim.

“This music thrives in performances of individuality and character … and that’s what Biss/Elias offer in abundance. It’s a Schumann Quintet to place among the best of the rest, and a Dvorak that I simply couldn’t stop listening to.” 

(Gramophone Magazine, Critics Choice December 2012)

In 2016/17 they will offer  2 programmes –

1) English

  • Purcell 3 Fantasias
  • Btritten String Quartet no 1
  • Elgar Piano Quintet

2) Mixed

  • Mozart Piano Sonata K533/494min F major OR Beethoven Piano Sonata Opus 27, 1 “quasi una fantasia” in E flat.
  • Britten String Quartet no 1
  • Brahms Piano Quintet