Native of Cork, violinist Michelle Fleming began her musical studies at Cork School of Music, becoming a member of the National Youth Orchestra and European Union Youth Orchestra whilst studying in Manchester and London. She has been a member of the internationally renowned string quartet, the Carducci Quartet, for nearly twenty years and is based in Cheltenham.
Described by The Strad as presenting “a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality”, the award-winning Carducci Quartet is internationally acclaimed as one of the most accomplished and versatile ensembles of today. Not only mastering the core repertoire, the quartet presents a selection of new works each season and diversifies further with programmes of film music, pop and rock. Founded in 1997, the ensemble has won numerous international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and First Prize at Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition.