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Pražák String Quartet – CANCELLED!!

CANCELLED!!

 

Jana Vonášková and Vlastimil Holek violins, Josef Klusoň viola, Michal Kaňka cello

Haydn   Quartet in F Op 77 No 2
Dvořák   Quartettsatz in F B120
Karel Janovický   Quartet No 4 (UK première)
Dvořák   Quartet in G Op 106

The Pražák Quartet, last here for two very well received concerts in the 2018 Leamington Music Festival, returns with a sole movement of a quartet by Dvořák as well as his penultimate. Leamington salutes Karel Janovický in his ninetieth year with the UK première of his latest quartet; he has lived in London for many years and also been with the Dvořák Society to some of our festivals.

www.prazakquartet.com

The final concert in the Investec International String Quartet Season

Consone String Quartet

Agata Daraskaite and Magdalena Loth-Hill violins, Elitsa Bogdanova viola, George Ross cello

Haydn   Quartet in D minor Op 9 No 4
Onslow   Quartet in C minor Op 8 No 1
Beethoven   Quartet in C sharp minor Op 131

The Consone Quartet joined the BBC New Generation Artists in spring 2019. Formed at the Royal College of Music where the Quartet won the Century Fund Prize in 2013, two years later it won two prizes in the York Early Music Festival Competition. The Quartet brings period instrument interpretation in Classical and Early Romantic repertoire and of particular interest in this concert will be the work written in 1812 by George Onslow, son of an English father and French mother. He wrote three dozen quartets in all and this Quartet will delight our audience.

www.consonequartet.com

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The fifth of the monthly concerts in the Investec International String Quartet Season

Concert generously supported by Peter Glanfield

 

Van Kuijk String Quartet

Nicolas Van Kuijk and Sylvain Favre-Bulle violins, Emmanuel François viola, François Robin cello

Mozart   Quartet in F K138
Brahms   Quartet in A minor Op 51 No 2
Beethoven   Quartet in C Op 59 No 3 ‘Razumovsky’

The Winners of the London International String Quartet Competition in April 2015, the Van Kuijk Quartet became BBC New Generation Artists and performed for Leamington Music the following November with a totally French programme. For its return visit the Quartet focuses on Vienna, where the three composers in the programme moved to. Further prizes including Trondheim have followed as the Quartet’s flourishing career has taken them all over the world.

“Style, energy and sense of risk. These four young French people make the music smile. ” – The Guardian

www.quatuorvankuijk.com

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The fourth of the monthly concerts in the Investec International String Quartet Season

Concert generously supported by Margaret Goode

Talich String Quartet

Jan Talich and Roman Patočka violins, Radim Sedmidubský viola, Petr Prause cello

Kalivoda   Quartet No 2 in A Op 62
Dvořák   Quartet in C Op 61
Beethoven   Quartet in E minor Op 59 No 2 ‘Razumovsky’

The Talich Quartet last played in the series in March 2008 and comes with two new members. The Quartet, founded in 1964 by the present leader’s father, the nephew of the great Czech conductor Václav Talich, has been recognized as one of the country’s leading quartets. Jan Václav Kalivoda was born in Prague in 1801 and was an outstanding violinist, so expect virtuoso writing in this quartet, written in the mid 1830s, when his work was much admired by Schumann. Dvořák at his most lyrical completes the first half of the concert.

www.quatuortalich.com

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The third of the monthly concerts in the Investec International String Quartet Season

London Haydn Quartet with Eric Hoeprich clarinet

Catherine Manson and Michael Gurevich violins, John Crockatt viola, Jonathan Manson cello

Krommer   Quintet in B flat Op 95
Haydn   Quartet in D Op 71 No 2
Weber   Quintet in B flat Op 34

For its fifth concert in Leamington, the London Haydn Quartet comes with one of the world’s leading exponents of the historical clarinet – and owner of a collection of more than one hundred clarinets – the American-born Eric Hoeprich. Together they play two quintets written some thirty years after Mozart’s popular masterpiece, which is programmed for 15 March. Weber wrote for Heinrich Baermann, as Mozart did for Anton Stadler and Krommer was a prolific and brilliant writer for wind too.

“Too many pleasures to enumerate. Try for yourself.” – The Guardian

www.londonhaydnquartet.co.uk

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The second of the monthly concerts in the Investec International String Quartet Season

Esmé String Quartet

Wonhee Bae and Yuna Ha violins, Jiwon Kim viola, Ye-eun Heo cello

Haydn   Quartet in G Op 33 No 5
Beethoven   Quartet in F Op 18 No 1
Schumann   Quartet in F Op 41 No 2

This is the first British tour for the winners from Korea of the 2018 London International String Quartet Competition held triennially in April in the Wigmore Hall. Leamington Music has put on four of the last five winners, the Van Kuijk, Arcadia, Danish and Atrium Quartets, so we know this season will be launched in style. The first winners of the Competition, launched by Yehudi Menuhin in Portsmouth, were the Takács Quartet in 1979.

www.esmequartet.com

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The first of the monthly concerts in the Investec International String Quartet Season