The Benyounes Quartet has extensive experience in outreach work. In the quartet's formative years, they regularly performed concerts for the Council for Music in Hospitals in various healthcare settings across the north west giving them a huge amount of experience to build on.
Since then the quartet has developed and delivered a number of unique education workshops.
RAVEL STRING QUARTET: PAINTING WITH MUSIC An interactive music workshop exploring the colourful string quartet by Maurice Ravel, one of the 20th century’s most striking and best loved composers.
TIMELINE: A History of Music through the String Quartet Join us as we travel through almost 350 years of musical history, meet the composers, hear their music, learn about their life and times, and pick up some fun and interesting facts on the way.
PAPA HAYDN Through anecdotes and excerpts from his string quartets we aim to bring our listeners a bit closer to the many aspects of Haydn’s character – his wit and humour, his warmth, and his love of dance.
HAIKU COMPOSITION WORKSHOP Taking inspiration from five Haiku poems – wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Pupils work in groups to create five short pieces which are performed by the Benyounes Quartet at the end of the session.