The Santiago Quartet is a classical ensemble specialising in the vibrant, soulful music of Latin America. Founded in Merida, Mexico in 2005, the Quartet has performed with artists including Grammy Award-winning Cuarteto Latinoamericáno, singer/songwriter Ana Silvera, and Yucatan guitarist Cecilia Perera (Naxos). The Quartet's début recording, Latin Perspective, with Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson, received outstanding reviews in Gramophone and Songlines Magazine.
The Santiago Quartet’s second album, Language of the Heart, is a collaboration with virtuoso bandoneon player and Tango music specialist, Julian Rowlands, featuring the Nuevo Tango music of Argentine composer, Astor Piazzolla, and a beautiful English string quartet by Will Todd.
"I’m listening to the stunning chromatic clarity of your Piazzolla, I’ve always loved this music, both cerebral and sensual in equal measure, but this is truly special." - Sting
"Just heard Love Song by Will Todd and Santiago Quartet. Such beautiful writing and playing." - James Clutton, Director of Opera, Opera Holland Park
"Gorgeous performance!!" - Georgia Mann-Smith, Presenter, BBC Radio 3 Breakfast
"It's a beautiful, magical thing...So beautiful" - Stig Abel, Presenter, BBC Radio 4 Front Row
"Sexier than 50 Shades of Grey" - Bob Geldof
6Music Tom Robinson Show - March 3 2018
Radio 3 In Tune - March 16 2018
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Telephone: 07939 597 760