The Hill Quartet is made up of four postgraduate students from the Royal Academy of Music: Bridget O’Donnell (Australia), Kath Roberts (UK), Julia Doukakis (Australia) and Ben Michaels (UK). Newly formed in September 2018, the quartet were recently awarded the Royal Academy’s Sir John Barbirolli prize in recognition of the achievements during their first year and are scholars of the Academy’s ASSET Scheme, a chamber music fast track course. They are mentored by John Myerscough, cellist of the Doric String Quartet, and have been coached by Jon Thorne, the Piatti String Quartet, Hartmut Rohde, and Levon Chilingirian.
Following recent recitals at the Marylebone and Petworth Chamber Music Festivals, the quartet has enjoyed performances at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly Church and Hatfield House this autumn. Their 2019/20 season will feature a varied recital series at the Royal Academy of Music, exploring lesser known quartet works, and including a new jazz-influenced commission by composer Misha Mullov-Abbado.