from India Buildings, Liverpool
The Griller String Quartet:
Sidney Griller (first violin)
Philip Burton (viola)
Colin Hampton (violoncello)
The members of the Griller String Quartet were all students together at the Royal Academy of Music. On one occasion they went to a recital given by one of the finest string quartets in the world. The performance so fired them with enthusiasm that they decided to form their own quartet and to devote their lives to chamber-music playing. Since that time they have lived together and concentrated on rehearsing and playing in public. They have refused numerous engagements to appear as soloists or as orchestral leaders.
Since its formation the Griller String Quartet has not only broadcast frequently but has appeared in every musical centre in Britain and has also won success in Germany and Holland.
A play written for broadcasting by J. S. N. Sewell
Humphrey Pratt , a country gentleman Isobcl Pratt , his wife
John Braithwaite , a neighbouring farmer
The action takes place in and near a small market town in Westmorland
Produced by Edward Wilkinson
J. S. N.
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