Gildas Quartet

Meet the Gildas Quartet

Meet the players from the Gildas Quartet who will be performing on 3 July when Bath Recitals’ resumes its 2021 season… 

Praised for their ‘energy, verve and refreshing approach’, the Gildas Quartet, have performed to critical acclaim at major venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall and live on BBC Radio 3.

Their bold and explorative approach to performance was recognised by the International Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition, Graz, where they won first prize in the Audience Engagement Award 2018.

Christopher Jones


Originally from London, Ontario, Christopher Jones graduated from McGill University with a first class degree in 2009. Completing his masters at the RNCM with Pavel Fischer, he graduated with distinction.

In addition to leading the Gildas Quartet, Christopher also directs the London Musical Arts Orchestra at St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

Gemma Sharples


Violinist and chamber musician, Gemma Sharples performs around the UK and internationally. In 2018 Gemma was awarded an ARCM and since 2019 has been a member of London Mozart Players. For 10 years Gemma was violinist with the Albany Piano trio specialising in the performance and promotion of music by female composers.

Stunning, exquisite playing, beautiful…we’re running out of superlatives.’

The Strad
Francesca Gilbert
Anna Menzies


London born Francesca recently graduated from the Advanced Instrumental Studies masters course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama after being award first class honours on the GSMD undergraduate programme.  Francesca’s main passion is for chamber music and has performed in major venues and at international chamber music festivals across the UK, Europe and America.

Anna has performed across the UK and Europe as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician including concerto appearances with the Sheffield Philharmonic, Tyneside Chamber and Alderley Edge Orchestras. She has been recipient of numerous awards, including scholarships from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the RNCM’s Richard Newitt Award. 

Gildas Quartet: String Quartet Classics
Saturday 3 July 7.30pm
St. Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ

 String Quartet in C Major K465 The Dissonance
Britten String Quartet No 2 in C Major Op 36
Dvořák String Quartet in F major, Op 96 The American Quartet

PLEASE NOTE:This event will be run in compliance with government guidelines. This will be a socially distanced event for both performers and audience. Audience capacity is therefore limited and tickets are only available in advance online.

This concert is supported by:

The Carne Trust