Een dag met een gouden randje

Ook aan een moeilijkere periode komt een einde en muziek kan een dergelijke transitie perfect verklanken. Beginnend met melancholische muziek van Schubert brengen we je via troostende koralen van Bach ook nieuwe lichtpuntjes zoals het lied 'De klare dag van Diepenbrock. Van het sprankelende kwartet in C groot van Haydn tot de swingende muziek van Kapustin, deze muziek geeft jouw dag een gouden randje.


Schubert – uit Strijkkwartet in A klein nr. 13, D.804

Allegro ma non troppo


 S. Bach - selectie uit 4 stemmige Koralen 

 Diepenbrock - 'De Klare Dag', arrangement J. Siekman

 Haydn - String Quartet in C major op. 54 no. 2 21’



Minuet - Trio

Finale - Adagio - Presto - Adagio

 Kapustin - From String Quartet nr. 1, op. 88 



Alkyona Quartet:

Emma Purslow - viool

Marike Kruup - viool

Joseph Fisher - altviool

Jobine Siekman - cello


Emma Purslow 

Violinist and violist Emma Purslow was born

 in the Peak District, England and enjoys a freelance career based in London. In addition to her role as first violinist of the Alkyona String Quartet, she performs extensively throughout the UK with different ensembles including the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

 The Alkyona Quartet are Making Music Artists 2020-2021, Tunnel Trust Artists 2020-2021, Musicians in Residence at Leighton House, and have recently released their first album in collaboration with Cegin Productions. She is passionate about music education

 and outreach, and tutors for the National Children’s Orchestra, Royal College of Music Junior Department, Pro Corda and Musiko Musika, an organisation that celebrates diversity through music. She is a member of Anglo-Chilean band


with whom she enjoys touring in South America and Europe, and led the Street Orchestra of London between 2016-2019. 

Marike Kruup

Estonian violinist Marike Kruup is establishing herself as a vibrant young artist with a varied career reflecting her natural musicality and broad interests. She is a member of the Alkyona string quartet, plays with a wide range of top orchestras in the United Kingdom and abroad and has a substantial class of young violin students. Maiastra chamber music courses in collaboration with David Waterman (Endellion Quartet) and David Takeno connected her with string quartet playing. As a solo player she has had the privilege to collaborate with artists such as Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis and Alina Ibragimova among many through the Royal College of Music. She has been a member of the Estonian Festival Orchestra conducted by Paavo Järvi for the past 10 years and is often joining orchestras such as Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as a freelance player.


Joseph Fisher

Somerset boy, Joseph attended Wells Cathedral School and then completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music respectively. After his studies he took up the position of Students Union President at the Academy, where he was presented to Her Majesty the Queen to receive a Diamond Jubilee Award on behalf of the Royal Academy of Music. Now freelancing in London, he recently plays with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Britten Sinfonia. He has also appeared as principal viola with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra. Joseph has appeared at Glastonbury Festival, he can do a Rubik’s cube in under a minute and has recently accompanied Rod Stewart at the Brit Awards. In his spare time he enjoys a jolly good game of tennis and sampling the finest beers in his local.


Jobine Siekman 

Jobine Siekman, is als getalenteerde celliste een veelgevraagd solist en kamermusicus in Nederland en het Verenigd Koninkrijk. Ze won zowel solistische prijzen (Nationaal Cello Concours van de Cellobiennale Amsterdam 2016) als in diverse ensembles zoals het Alkyona Quartet en het Chloé Trio. Het BBC Music Magazine publiceerde in december 2020 een interview met Jobine als ‘Rising Star’. Ze was als de 19/20 Mills Williams Junior Fellow verbonden aan de Royal College of Music in Londen.  Zij behaalde daar eerder een Bachelors of Music diploma met docent Melissa Phelps en rondde in 2019 haar Master of Performance studie af bij Richard Lester. Ze gaf concerten in o.a. Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall en het Concertgebouw Amsterdam als soliste en in diverse kamermuziekensembles zoals het Volkmann Trio en het StringWood Ensemble. In 2019 maakte ze haar debuut als solist met het Simon Bolivar Orkest in het celloconcert van Schumann. Haar instrument, een cello van Lefèbvre, heeft ze in bruikleen van het Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds.


The Alkyona Quartet present fresh imaginative interpretations of both well-known and hidden gems of the string quartet repertoire. They are well known for their warm connection to audiences and vivacious performances, and are ‘as vibrant and memorable as their ‘Kingfisher’ namesake’. They are Tunnell Trust Award Holders 2020/21 and Making Music Selected Artists 2020-2021, and have performed in many leading UK venues including St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John Smith Square and the Royal Albert Hall. They were New Generation Artists at the Stift International Music Festival 2019 and residents at Music at Brel the same year, as well as being featured at the Lake District Summer Music Festival 2020, and performing the closing concert for the Huygens Festival 2020 which was broadcast live on Dutch TV channel Midvliet. The quartet look forward to continuing their residency at Leighton House Museum, a residency at Repton School and performing with Anglo-American band Quimantu in 2021. They released their debut album, ‘Intimate Letters’ in June 2020 in collaboration with Cegin Productions, which is available on all major streaming platforms.