Formed in 2011, the Castalian Quartet studied with Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet) at the Hannover University of Music, Dance and Theatre, graduating with a Masters. The quartet 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.
The Quartet has performed widely throughout Europe. Engagements this season include recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, the Sparkassenforum Mittagskonzerte in Hannover, Quartetaffairs in Frankfurt (broadcast by NDR), the Festival de Musique de Conques in France, Festival Autunno Musicale Naples and Turin Chamber Music Series. They return to Aldeburgh and will be Artist in Residence at the Festival Musique d’Été à Suzette near Avignon.
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Weds 28 June, 7.30pm, Kilrenny Church | approx. 2 hrs with interval | £25 / £18 / £5
Julian Bliss clarinet | Castalian Quartet
RAVEL Quartet in F | ADÈS The Four Quarters, Op 28 | MOZART Quintet in A for Clarinet & Strings, K581
Fri 30 June, 11.30am, Kilrenny Church | approx. 1 hr 5 mins | £20 / £15 / £5
Cristina Gómez Godoy oboe | Castalian Quartet
SALIERI Concertino for Oboe & Strings | SCHUBERT String Quartet, D353 | MOZART Oboe Quartet in F, K370/368b
Concert sponsored by Hedley G. Wright
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Sini Simonen violin
Daniel Roberts violin
Charlotte Bonneton viola
Christopher Graves cello
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