Sunday 31st March 2019 - 2:30 pm
HAYDN: String Quartet in D minor, Op.76 No.2 Fifths
BRITTEN: String Quartet No.2 in C, Op.36 (1945)
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No.13 in A minor, D.804 Rosamunde
“The Castalian Quartet makes the simplest things we hear into the most important things we could ever want to hear” - so said the Calgary Herald of this quartet who are becoming increasingly important here and abroad.
Their recital in Halesworth will come on the eve of a major tour giving debut concerts in North America (Phillips Collection Washington D.C. and Lincoln Center New York), the Salle Bourgie in Montréal, Vancouver Recital Society, Konzerthaus Vienna, Théatre d’Orléons, Louvre in Paris, Flagey in Brussels and Lucerne.
In 2018 the Castalian Quartet received the prestigious inaugural Merito String Quartet Award & Valentin Erben Prize and won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award.
Highlights over the last year have included performances of the complete Haydn Op.76 Quartets at Wigmore Hall, and concerts in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Heidelberger Frühling, East Neuk and Banff International Festivals. They also undertook tours of China and Colombia.
Formed in 2011, the Castalian Quartet studied with Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet) at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media.
Tickets available only from the Festival box office (from 14th January)
Phone: 01986 874264