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Quartet Voluté,
London based string quartet

Formed in 2014, Quartet Voluté combine the high calibre and brilliance of classical virtuosity with the diversity, fluidity and creativeness of improvising Jazz musicians. The quartet receive bookings for recitals, weddings, corporate functions and recording sessions, as well as providing string sections for artists, shows and tours.

Quartet Volute in the studio for Roger O'Donnel
Quartet Volute by a lake
Quartet Volute at an event
Quartet Volute before performing for Marshall

The members of Quartet Voluté are all graduates from London’s Music Conservatoires; The Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and The Royal Academy of Music. Between them, they have performed in venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and St Johns Smith Square. Quartet Voluté’s members have recorded sessions for Universal Studio’s Germany, Sony Records, BBC radio 3 and gained airplay on BBC 6 music, BBC radio 2, Amazing Radio and BBC London. The members of the quartet also work regularly in improvisatory settings with Folk, Jazz and Pop Musicians.

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Nadine Nagen (Violin)

Nadine Nagen is currently in demand as a high calibre and versatile Violinist on a variety of scenes in and out of London. Having graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2010, she then went on to further her studies with a Masters at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where her achievements included winning the Barbirolli Prize for String Quartets and being a Semifinalist in the prestigious Soloists Competition.

Daniel Gea (Violin)

Daniel Gea studied violin in Spain with Olga Vilkomirskaya, continuing his studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with John Crawford on a TCM Scholarship. As a string quartet player, he represented Trinity Laban at the Britten Intercollege String Quartet Competition and received the John Thompson String Quartet Prize. He has won the Vera Kantrovich Competition for Solo Strings and was finalist at the Vivian Joseph Classical Concerto Competition.

Aled Jones (Viola)

Aled Jones is a versatile and engaging Viola player based in London. Originally from Staffordshire, he studied at the Royal Welsh College Of Music and Drama being awarded with a BMus in performance in 2008. Aled then went on to continue his studies at postgraduate level at the Royal College of Music, London under Jon Thorne (Badke Quartet).

Miriam Wakeling (Cello)

Miriam Wakeling studied Cello at RWCMD with one of the U.K.’s foremost cellists, Richard May, where she gained a BMUS (Hons). She graduated with a Masters Degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, thanks to the Ludwig Lebell Scholarship and Leverhulme Orchestral Mentorship Scholarship awarded to her. Miriam is currently studying cello with Richard Markson.