One of the world’s leading period instrument string quartets, The London Haydn Quartet was born out of a passion for Haydn. Founded in 2000 the quartet has received invitations to many of the most important concert series in UK, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Australia and Japan.

The London Haydn Quartet’s series of recordings of the complete Haydn quartets on the Hyperion label (the op 9, op 17, op 20, op 33, op 50, op 54/55 and op 64, op 71/74 and op 76 quartets to date) has met with international critical acclaim.

The quartet has given many recitals at venues such as London's Wigmore Hall, The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, New York's Carnegie Hall, Yamaha and Asahi Halls in Tokyo, the Sydney Opera House and at festivals including Cheltenham, Utrecht, Esterhaza, Bath Mozartfest, Lyon and Granada.

In collaboration with period clarinettist Eric Hoeprich with whom they also recorded the Brahms, Mozart, Weber and Krommer quintets and Crusell quartets on the Glossa label, they have appeared throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Singapore and Japan.

Recent highlights have included concert tours in Australia, Canada, USA, Germany, Singapore, Japan and a series of five programmes of Haydn and Beethoven quartets at the Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André.

Recording update: The ninth volume (op 76) of the complete Haydn quartets series on the Hyperion label was released in March 2021 and the final volume of the set will be recorded in Spring 2022.

NY1 tv news item on the LHQ at the Morgan Library, New York January 2017