Lunchtime Concert – part of Trinity Laban Chamber Music Week

Carducci Quartet

Carne Trust Ensemble in Residence

THUR 22 OCT | 13.00

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Matthew Denton, violin
Michelle Fleming, violin
Eoin Schmidt-Martin, viola
Emma Denton, cello

Beethoven String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 “Serioso”
I. Allegro con brio
II. Allegretto ma non troppo
III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
IV. Larghetto espressivo; Allegretto agitato; Allegro

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 117
I. Moderato con moto
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto
IV. Adagio
V. Allegro

An internationally renowned Anglo-Irish string quartet based in the UK, the versatile and award-winning Carducci String Quartet has performed everything from brand new quartets, classic works by Haydn, complete Shostakovich cycles, and even collaborated with folk-rock icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Founded in 1997 around the talents of Matthew, Michelle, Eoin, and Emma, the quartet has won numerous international competitions, including Concert Artists Guild International Competition 2007 and First Prize at Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition 2004. In 2016, they took home a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their performances of cycles of the complete Shostakovich Quartets. This Shostakovich15 project was accompanied by a recording of quartets no. 4, 8 and 11: their second disc for Signum Classics, and it was recognised by BBC Music Magazine as “a fine achievement, boasting excellent ensemble, musical insight and sensitive attention to detail”. The quartet has released a bevy of acclaimed recordings on their own label, Carducci Classics, as well as Signum Classics. Their Naxos recordings of Philip Glass Quartets have had over six million plays on Spotify.

The Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today’s most successful string quartets. Performing over 90 concerts worldwide each year the quartet also run an annual festival in Highnam, Gloucester and are quartet in residence at Dean Close School in Cheltenham, where they teach young string players and coach chamber music. In September 2014 they curated their first Carducci Festival in Castagneto-Carducci, Italy: the town from which they took their name.

Education work is an important element of the Carducci Quartet’s work, earning them a place on the Royal Philharmonic Society Award shortlist for their family concert ‘Getting the Quartet Bug!’. The Carducci Music Trust was set up to support their work in schools and with young musicians. They are also a Carne Trust Ensemble in Residence at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London and perform a number of school concerts each year supported by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.

Great Hall, Blackheath Halls \Free
Advance booking required due to limited capacity and test and trace requirements
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Please note that we are operating with staggered arrival times for audience members to encourage social distancing and minimise the need to pass other customers – we encourage you to arrive at the appropriate time as listed below:

12.40 - 12.50 = Rows G – N
12.50 - 13.00 = Rows A – F

The bar is closed, but you are welcome to bring bottles of water or soft drinks in with you to the Great Hall. No other drinks or food must be brought into the premises.

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Dates and times

This event finished on 22 October 2020.

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