Chilingirian Quartet

The Chilingirian Quartet is a British string quartet established in 1971.[1]


Founded in 1971 in London, it became a resident quartet of the University of Liverpool (1973-1976) after taking lessons with Siegmund Nissel from the Amadeus Quartet. In 1976 they won the International Competition for Young Concert Artists and became resident quartet of the Royal College of Music of London.


  • Levon Chilingirian, first violon
  • Mark Butler, Ronald Birks (2009- ),[2] second violon
  • Simon Rowland-Jones, Csaba Erlalyi (1971-1987), Louise Williams (1987-), Susie Mészáros, viola[3]
  • Philip De Groote, (South African-born),[4] Stephen Orton (2013- ) [5] cello


  • Mouvement pour quatuor à cordes 1988 by Alain Daniel.[6]
  • Closer 1988 by Frédérick Martin


Amongst other recordings a box set of LPs of Schubert's last three quartets was issued by Nimbus Records on Nimbus2301/2/3 from 1978 studio performances where Simon Rowland-Jones was the violist.



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