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PROGRAMME 2016-2017             
All concerts take place at the Assembly Room, Chichester Council House, North Street, Chichester PO19 1LQ

Thursday 6th October: 7.30pm

Nicolas Van Kuijk: violin
Sylvain Favre–Bulle: violin
Grégoire Vecchioni: viola
François Robin: cello

‘Style, energy,  and a sense of risk .... These four young Frenchmen made the music smile.’
The Guardian

Founded in 2012 in Paris, the Van Kuijk Quartet won the 2015 Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition and were appointed  BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists in the same year.
The Quartet is in residence at ProQuartet, Paris, where they study with members of the Alban Berg, Artemis and Hagen quartets.
The Quartet is already an established presence in major international venues, and at festivals such as Heidelberg, Verbier, Aix–en–Provence and Stavanger.

Ravel String Quartet
Kurtag Six Moments Musicaux Op. 44
Debussy String Quartet in G minor Op. 10

Booking starts 15th August 2016

Van Kuijk Quartet

Thursday 27th October

‘Elschenbroich’s sound had a burnished glow and radiated authority.’      
The Independent

Leonard Elschenbroich has excited interest as one of the most charismatic cellists of his generation since receiving the Leonard Bernstein award in 2009.
In 2012 Leonard joined the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme, a prestigious award offering performances and recordings with all the BBC orchestras and at the BBC Proms.
Kiev–born pianist Alexei Grynyuk enjoys world–wide critical acclaim and was described by Le Figaro as a ‘...master of transparent and sovereign touch ... astonishing personality and absolutely transcendental virtuosity’.

Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Beethoven Sonata No. 1 in F Op. 5
Shimizu String Quartet in G minor Op. 10
Beethoven Sonata No. 3 in A Op. 69

Booking starts 15th August 2016

Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk

Thursday 1st December: 7.30pm

Sindri Lederer: violin
Andrea Burger: viola
Philip Graham: cello
Antonia Köster: piano

‘The Notos Quartet delivered a dynamic interpretation… perfectly balanced the coruscating piano with the warm tonality of the strings…’
The Scotsman 2015

Winners of the Parkhouse Award in 2011, the Notos Quartet appear regularly at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and at festivals such as Schwetzingen, Rheingau, Würzberg and Mecklenburg–Vorpommern.
In 2014⁄2015 the Ensemble held the Waverley Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K297b
Dohnányi Piano Quartet in F sharp minor
Brahms Piano Quartet in A major Op. 26

Booking starts 15th August 2016

Notos Piano Quartet
Thursday 26th January: 7.30pm

Florian Donderer: violin
Annette Walther: violin
Xandi van Dijk: viola
Thomas Schmitz: cello

‘The Signum’s playing is clean in its clarity...and interpretatively full of freshness and life, and ebullience of spirit...’
The Strad 2016

The Signum Quartet has won numerous awards and has been a member of the BBC New Generation Artists’ Scheme. Concert appearances have taken the Quartet to many prestigious venues such as the Hamburg Laeiszhalle, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall, and festivals of Schleswig–Holstein, Rheingau and Schwetzingen and the BBC Proms.
The Quartet has recorded quartets by Bartók, Schnittke and Berg, and was the recipient of the 2014 International Classical Music Awards.

Mozart Quartet in B flat K458 The Hunt
Jorg Widmann Quartet No. 3 Hunting Quartet
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor K546
Beethoven Quartet Op. 59 No. 3

Booking starts 15th August 2016

Signum Quartet
Thursday 16th February: 7.30pm

Baroque ensemble of violins, viola, cello, bassoon, trumpets & harpsichord

‘...fascinating to watch...devoutly alone with their music, playing with total commitment and fervour.’
Bachtrack 2014

Spiritato! is an exciting and dynamic group of young musicians based in London, performing music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Founded in 2008, the group has sought to challenge and delight audiences with innovative programmes featuring lesser–known composers alongside old favourites.
Their most recent project, ‘The Judgment of Paris’, represents two years’ work, resulting in a world–premiere recording and a detailed edition of this rare opera by trumpeter William Russell.

Programme: Sound the Trumpet
Music by Purcell, Biber, Matteis, Franceschini and others

Booking starts 15th August 2016

Thursday 16th March: 7.30pm

Malin Broman: violin
Jesper Svedberg: cello
Simon Crawford–Phillips: piano

‘...the players’ seamless, instinctive level of co–ordination, ...and their uncontainable delight.’
The Strad

Formed in 1997, the Kungsbacka Piano Trio has gained an enviable reputation as one of the most outstanding ensembles of its kind. The Trio established itself by winning First Prize in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and joining BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists’ scheme.
The Trio has a strong connection with Sweden through founder member Malin Broman, and performs regularly throughout that country. They also appear at numerous festivals and venues worldwide, and have made many recordings for the NAXOS label.

Boulanger D’un Soir Triste
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Pärt⁄Mozart Adagio
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat D898

Booking starts 15th August 2016

Kungsbacka Piano Trio, photo by Hanya Chlala

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