Prima String Quartet

On Saturday the 8th July, Prima Quartet entertained residents, family and staff with a musical extravaganza at Barty House. Prima Quartet was put together two years ago by Verity, lead violinist and with all musicians 16 years old and under, the quartet is set for stardom.

The decking was transformed elegantly for the event into the perfect setting for the afternoon entertainment, with the stunning backdrop of Barty House grounds.

In true English Wimbledon season style, strawberries and cream was served in vintage china tea cups, washed down with chilled bubbly. What better way to spend a sunny July afternoon?


A little bit about Prima Quartet:

The viola player is Ivan Illingworth. He’s 16yrs old and as well as playing the viola, he is an accomplished violinist and pianist. Ivan hopes to study at a conservatoire after completing his A levels.

First violin is Verity Haslett, 16 yrs old. Verity is an extremely talented violinist and she is passionate about tennis.

Cello is Octavia Ostle. She is 14 yrs old and loves her dogs, music and reading.

The quartet is usually completed with Ioan Saul who plays 2nd violin. Ioan is 15 yrs old and is both an accomplished violinist and keen tennis player.

All are pupils at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School.


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