The Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene. Formed in 2011, they studied with Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet) at the Hannover University of Music, Dance and Theatre, graduating with a Masters and has also worked with Thomas Brandis, Levon Chilingirian, Simon Rowland-Jones and members of the Endellion Quartet.
The quartet won 1st Prize and three special awards at the Lyon International Competition in 2015, and 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Kammermusik Hannover Next Generation Competition in 2013. They were selected by YCAT in 2016, and were the only European quartet to progress to the live rounds of the Banff International String Quartet Competition where they won 3rd Prize.
Future engagements include performances of the complete Haydn Op 76 Quartets at Wigmore Hall, concerts in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Heidelberger Frühling Festival, and Zwischentöne Festival in Engelberg. Further afield they will tour China, the USA, Canada and Columbia.
The quartet has performed widely in Europe, with recent highlights including recitals at the Aldeburgh and East Neuk Festivals, Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, Quartetaffairs in Frankfurt (broadcast by NDR) and Turin Chamber Music Series.
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Wed 27 June, 7.30pm, Crail Church | c. 105 mins with interval | £25 / £18 / £5
Christian Zacharias piano | Castalian Quartet
HAYDN Sonata in G minor, Hob XVI:44 | BACH French Suite No 5 in G, BWV 816 | HAYDN Sonata in A-flat, Hob XVI:46 | MOZART Piano Concerto in E-flat, K449
Thur 28 June, 7.30pm, Kilrenny Church | c. 90 mins with interval | £25 / £15 / £5
Haydn Quartet No 64 in D, Op 76 No 5 | Caroline Shaw Entr’acte | Schumann Quartet No 1 in A minor, Op 41 No 1
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Sini Simonen violin
Daniel Roberts violin
Charlotte Bonneton viola
Christopher Graves cello
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