Thursday 4th October - 7.30pm
Sini Simonen: violin
Daniel Roberts: violin
Charlotte Bonneton: viola
Christopher Graves: cello
Haydn String Quartet in D major Op.76 no 5
Fauré String Quartet in E minor Op.121
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor Op.59 No. 2
‘Their level of ensemble...was truly remarkable... There were times that I simply could not believe my ears.’
Calgary Herald September 2016
Formed in 2011, the Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene. In 2018 they won the prestigious, inaugural Merito String Quartet Award & Valentin Erben Prize and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award. Their engagements this season include performances of the complete Haydn Op. 76 Quartets at Wigmore Hall, and concerts in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Zwischentöne Festival in Engelberg and Banff Festival in Canada, as well as tours throughout China and Colombia.
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Thursday 8th November - 7.30pm
MERLIN ENSEMBLE VIENNA
Martin Walch: violin & artistic director
Hubert Renner: horn
Till Alexander Körber: piano
Brahms Violin Sonata in A Op.100
R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel – trio
Liszt La Lugubre Gondol – violin/piano
Liszt Mephisto Waltz – violin/piano
Brahms Horn Trio in E flat Op.40
‘The fabulous Merlin Ensemble.’
Peter Jarolin August 2016
The Merlin Ensemble Vienna was formed in 1991 by principal players of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, with the aim of performing chamber music works at the highest level, in various formations as well as music/drama projects. They have appeared at great music festivals such as Salzburg, Lucerne and Bonn, and at prestigious venues around Europe and in the US.
The Ensemble has made recordings of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale and Oliver Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.
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Thursday 6th December - 7.30pm
Suzie Clements: flute
Mana Shibata: oboe
Joseph Shiner: clarinet
Catriona McDermid: bassoon
Jonathan Farey: horn
Ligeti Sechs Bagatellen
Bach (arr. Shiner) Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor
Woolrich Book of Studies Set 1
Haydn Divertimento in B flat major Hob ll:46
Nielsen Wind Quintet Op.43
Formed in 2012 the Magnard Ensemble have built a reputation for delivering both high quality concert performances and dynamic educational projects. During 2016 their Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music project celebrated the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth. Currently, the Ensemble are on the list of selected artists for the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, the Tillett Trust Young Artists' Platform and the Tunnell Trust. The players all follow their own professional performing careers, appearing as soloists, chamber musicians and with major orchestras.
Debussy Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano
Ravel Piano Trio
Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time
‘Matthew Hunt played so beautifully it was as though he wished to make the very air of the hall melt.’
Four exceptional musicians come together to perform Messiaen’s great work, Quartet for the End of Time.
Matthew Hunt - solo clarinettist with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and a member of Sheffield-based Ensemble 360;
Alina Ibragimova - a soloist with world-wide acclaim;
Louise Hopkins - a renowned soloist and chamber musician
Alasdair Beatson - much in demand as partner to some of the greatest solo instrumentalists of today while at the same time pursuing a successful solo career.
Thursday 28th February, 2109 - 7.30pm
Jakob Encke: violin
Daniel Stoll: violin
Sander Stuart: viola
Leonard Disselhorst: cello
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1
Schubert String Quartet in D minor Death and the Maiden
‘....amazingly vivacious, vivid and electrifying... the hot-blooded guys from the Vision String Quartet seem to be completely fearless.’
Founded in 2012 and based in Berlin, the Vision Quartet has established itself as one of the finest young string quartets of its generation. Its distinctive characteristics of performing standing and completely from memory lend its performances an added intimacy and intensity.
Prizewinners in major competitions in 2016 in both Berlin and Geneva, the Quartet also performed at the Konzerthaus Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Louvre in Paris, and made concert tours in North America, Brazil, Asia, and Europe.
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Hear them playing the firts movement of the Mendelssohn quartet op. 80 no 6 F minor
Thursday 28th March, 2019 - 7.30pm
NOTOS PIANO QUARTET
Sindri Lederer: violin
Andrea Burger: viola
Philip Graham: cello
Antonia Köster: piano
Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat K493
Françaix Divertissement for Piano Quartet (1935)
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat Op.47
‘The finest chamber music performance I have heard anywhere.’
Classical Voice North America, Robert Markow
The Notos Quartet was recently awarded Young Artist of the Year 2017 ‘the ECHO Klassik’. Admired for its virtuosic brilliance and technical perfection, the Quartet has made numerous appearances at prestigious festivals and venues around Europe.
The Quartet tours regularly to exotic places in South East Asia. In these countries it combines its concerts with projects for young musicians which it sees as a vitally important part of its work. We welcome them for a return visit to Chichester.
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