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Amika Quartet

Amika aim to fuse the craft of string quartet playing, finessed over hundreds of years, with contemporary techniques and approaches. Amika are in demand in the studio, and have recorded […]

Amika aim to fuse the craft of string quartet playing, finessed over hundreds of years, with contemporary techniques and approaches. Amika are in demand in the studio, and have recorded with artists such as Jordan Rakei, Alfa Mist, Poppy Ajudha, Alice Zawadzki, Stuart McCallum and Junior Alli Balogun. Their live gigs are equally diverse and span working with BBC Generation Artist and jazz guitarist Rob Luft, to Brit Award 2019 British Breakthrough Act winner and singer/songwriter Tom Walker. The cutting-edge UK Jazz scene has fostered this culture of creative exchange and Amika have performed at the Manchester, London and Cambridge Jazz Festivals as well as London’s PizzaExpress Jazz Clubs in Soho and Holborn and at Ronnie Scott’s.

Amika draw influence from a wide range of music, reflecting the breadth of their musical interests and extensive training. Flexibility and creative potential are the biggest drivers in the quartet’s work; from Purcell’s wild harmonies to Britten’s ingenuous textures and the captivating rhythms of Bartok, Amika plumb the depths of classical music and combine  it with other genres to create an elastic musical language that continues to grow along with the ensemble.

Alice Zawadzki’s violin creates intense textures in unison with the soul-drenched Amika String Quartet

Kerilie McDowall, Downbeat Magazine

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