THE Puligny Quartet, made up of four members of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, will be performing at Halifax Minster next weekend.

The string quartet are appearing as part of the Halifax Festival, performing a set including Mozart’s String Quartet inŠD Minor and Webern’s Langsamer Satz.

Vicar of Halifax, Hilary Barber, said: “I have no doubt that this concert will be performed to a particularly high standard and is one not to be missed this year.”

The Puligny Quartet was formed in 1991 and has since performed all over the north of England and for the BBC at post concert soirees at the Bridgewater Hall.

Playing first violin is Clare Dixon, a member of the BBC Philharmonic for more than 20 years, who formed the Puligny Quartet with her husband, Peter.

Matthew Watson, who will be on second violin, began his professional career in Australia working with the Queensland Philharmonic and Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has since played with many orchestras in the UK.

On viola is Fiona Petersen, a member of the BBC Philharmonic for five years. She has played in a variety of chamber groups as well as being involved in learning and community work with the BBC Philharmonic.

Peter Dixon plays cello for the quartet. In 1984 he joined the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and two years later he was appointed Associate Principal – a post he held until he became principal cello for the BBC Philharmonic.

In June 2005 Peter was awarded aŠFellowship of the Royal Academy of Music.

See them at Halifax Minister on Sunday, July 10, at 8pm.

Tickets are £12 or £10 for concessions from the Box Office on 01422 349422.