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Bennewitz Quartet

Bennewitz Quartet with pianist Arsentiy Kharitonov

June 14, 2023

A return engagement with this impressive Czech ensemble, playing Romantic and more modern Czech music. “…[the quartet is] renowned for their clarity of structure, as well as their beautiful tonal palette and purity of intonation in their execution.” EuroArts Erwin Schulhoff: String Quartet No. 1 Leoš Janáček: String Quartet No. 2 Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet … Continue reading Bennewitz Quartet with pianist Arsentiy Kharitonov »

Signum Quartet

Signum Quartet

June 14, 2023

Our first performance from this German quartet is a mixed programme of melodic beauty and tonal range. “Prepare for a deeply moving experience.” Strings Magazine. “Fury, tenderness, terror, sardonic humour and resignation were here in a journey that left the listener bruised and breathless.“ The Times Erwin Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet Matthijs van … Continue reading Signum Quartet »

Faure Quartet

Fauré Piano Quartet

June 14, 2023

Our first performance from this emerging ensemble, in a programme of late Romanticism that contrasts Mahler and Brahms masterworks with Fauré’s refined music. “…[they] brought tremendous pleasure by highlighting interpretative details that had scarcely ever been heard before.”Süddeutsche Zeitung “ravishing performances” BBC Music Magazine Gustav Mahler: Klavier Quartettsatz/Piano Quartet in A Minor Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet … Continue reading Fauré Piano Quartet »

Karol Szymanovsky Quartet

Karol Szymanowski Quartet

June 14, 2023

An enduring audience favourite with an evening of early and late Romantic music from this group whose members display their Polish and Ukrainian roots. “It was hard not to fall in love with the Szymanowski Quartet… All professionals perform with intensity, but playing from the heart is another matter… ” New York Times  Franz Joseph Haydn: … Continue reading Karol Szymanowski Quartet »

Han Finckel Setzer Trio

Han Finckel Setzer Trio

June 15, 2023

A return engagement with an irresistible audience favourite, playing two masterworks of the repertoire. “One of the very few distinguished American trios” Vancouver Classical Music. “The music unfolded like a spontaneous, heady conversation among three intimate friends” Chicago Classical Review Franz Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, Opus 99, D898 Franz Schubert: Piano … Continue reading Han Finckel Setzer Trio »

Goldmund Quartet

Goldmund Quartet

June 14, 2023

Our first performance from this talented German ensemble. Expect an evening of elegance, beauty, and some artistic fire. “…[the group] played with freshness and excitement as well as deep musicianship… delicacy and forthrightness… intense and dramatic… “ Seen and Heard – Edinburgh International Festival Joseph Haydn:  String Quartet in D Minor, Opus 76, No. 2 … Continue reading Goldmund Quartet »

Takacs Quartet

Takács Quartet

June 15, 2023

This internationally-celebrated Hungarian-flavoured quartet is a perennial audience favourite. This concert will be full of gorgeous tone and melody. “Impeccable… performances as wonderful and sonorous as you could hope for.” The Sunday Times “…naturalness and confidence…” Gramophone Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 76, No. 4 “Sunrise” Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 2 … Continue reading Takács Quartet »

Busch Trio

Busch Trio

June 14, 2023

Our premiere performance by this fine Amsterdam-based piano trio, in a programme featuring two of the most popular piano trios of the 20th Century. “Expressive and well-balanced playing.” The Strad “Adolf Busch would certainly be proud to have lent them his name.” Crescendo Magazine Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K502 Maurice Ravel: … Continue reading Busch Trio »

Mandelring Quartett

Mandelring Quartet

June 14, 2023

This fabulous German ensemble is a perennial audience favourite. We cannot have a season without a late Beethoven quartet, and who better to play it for us than the Mandelring. “Brilliance is not a strong enough word – it’s more like an electric shock… transfixes the listener from literally the very first note.” Neue Züricher … Continue reading Mandelring Quartet »

Zemlinsky Quartett

Zemlinsky Quartet

June 14, 2023

A welcome return performance from this much-lauded Czech ensemble. “…an urbanity to its playing, which gave way to fervour, with the players sometimes rising from their seats at crucial musical moments.” Strad – Wigmore Hall 2022 Germaine Tailleferre: String Quartet/Quatuor à Cordes Alexander von Zemlinsky: String Quartet No. 1, Opus 4 (1896) Ludwig van Beethoven: … Continue reading Zemlinsky Quartet »