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The Tetra Guitar Quartet was active for 27 years from 1988 to 2015. The ensemble gave its last concert at the Iserlohn Guitar Festival in August 2015.The quartet's repertoire was largely self-generated through commissioning new compositions and arrangements.

 

Tetra toured and recorded extensively, playing at many top venues and festivals in the UK and overseas. The quartet gave numerous recitals at London's South Bank Centre, St John's Smith Square and the Barbican; tours included trips to India, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, the UAE, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Brunei and Borneo. Tetra performed Rodrigo's Concierto Andaluz with some of Britain's top orchestras and frequently broadcast on BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4 and Classic FM.

 

Tetra recordings on the Conifer, Carlton Classics, Cadenza, BGS and Hallmark labels have been met with great critical acclaim. Of the quartet's Carmen album BBC Music Magazine said 'this party-piece disc of the year achieves the impossible'. Tetra's Vivaldi: The Four Seasons occupied a full display window in Tower Records on Piccadilly in London for four successive weeks, and By Arrangement was described by Gramophone Magazine as 'one of the best guitar ensemble recordings I have ever heard'.

 

The group had various line-ups over the years. The complete list of members is: Stephen Goss, Richard Storry, Paul Thomas, Peter Howe, Graham Roberts, Richard Hand, Gary Ryan, Carl Herring, Stewart French, Allan Neave, Michael Butten, and Bridget Mermikides.

 

Many of the quartet's albums are still available through iTunes, Spotify, and Stephen Goss's website www.stephengoss.net