The Archaeus’s latest CD of the complete quartets of Parry has been released this month.

“You’ll probably already have decided to add this to your collection. The Archaeus Quartet play each of these works with energy and conviction”.

“The sound is transparent and natural, and these players certainly catch the music’s drama: the flashes of vibrato-free harshness in the Third Quartet’s scherzo are suitably chilling. In Parry’s anniversary year, it fills a gap in the recorded repertoire very handsomely.”

– Gramophone, July 2018

About Archaeus Quartet

Formed in 1990, the Archaeus Quartet has performed in music clubs and arts centres throughout the UK, and at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room in London.

Ann Hooley

Ann Hooley

Ann has been leader of the Archaeus Quartet since its formation in 1990.
Rosemary Lock

Rosemary Lock

Rosemary joined the Archaeus Quartet in 2013 as second violin.
Elizabeth Turnbull

Elizabeth Turnbull

Viola player Elizabeth is founder member of the Archaeus Quartet.
Martin Bradshaw

Martin Bradshaw

Martin divides his time between performing, painting and teaching Art and English.

What the critics say


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Ann Hooley, Rosemary Lock – violins
Elizabeth Turnbull – viola
Martin Bradshaw – cello

The Archaeus Quartet is a well established group, formed in 1990, which has enjoyed a busy schedule from its very first season, performing in music clubs and arts centres throughout the UK.

Contact us

Ann Hooley

Archaeus Quartet
White Horse Cottage
High Street
TN32 5AN

Tel:+44 1580 881312