February 19, 2020

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Castalian Quartet

Schumann: String Quartet No.2 in F, Op.41 No.2
Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Brahms: String Quartet No.3 in B flat, Op.67

The Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene.xFormed in 2011, they studied with Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet) at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, graduating with a Master’s degree. Awards include 3rd Prize at the 2016 Banff Quartet Competition and 1st Prize at the 2015 Lyon Chamber Music Competition.

In 2018 they received the prestigious inaugural MERITO String Quartet Award & Valentin Erben Prize and won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award. The quartet also gave debut concerts in North America, Canada, Vienna, Paris, Brussels and Lucerne. They appear regularly at Wigmore Hall in the main series and frequently return to Snape Maltings and Saffron Hall.

The Quartet has performed widely throughout Europe as part of the Hamburg Chamber Music Series. Highlights over the last year have included concerts in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Neuchatel Chamber Music in Switzerland and Banff International Festivals. Further afield they undertook tours of China and Colombia.