About Us

The Alke Quartet was formed in 2011 from members of the Southbank Sinfonia and in 2014 they welcomed Soh-Yon Kim as first violinist. Following their highly successful Park Lane Group audition in Spring 2015, the Alke Quartet have been selected as PLG Young Artist for 2015/16 which involve concerts in St John’s Smith Square, London in April as part of the long-established PLG Young Artists Series. Part of the Chamber Studio, Kings Place London, the Alke Quartet have received masterclasses from Rita Wagner, Krysia Osostowicz, Simon Rowland-Jones and Richard Ireland. Finalists in the Bloch Music Competition and St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, they were accepted for the International Music Seminar Prussia Cove, working closely with the Endellion Quartet’s David Waterman. Their performance venues include St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, Bath’s Pump Room and the Barbican Centre. Also in 2015/16, the Alke Quartet will be in residence at the Royal College of Music on the Artist Diploma in Chamber Music Course. Among their busy season ahead, the ensemble are also thrilled to be featured in next year’s St. Martin-in-the-Fields Lunchtime Concert Series.