The Castalian String Quartet has been named the 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist of the Year. In 2018, the Quartet was the recipient of the inaugural Merito String Quartet Award & Valentin Erben Prize and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award. Highlights this season include a complete Brahms and Schumann chamber music cycle at Wigmore Hall and their Carnegie Hall debut.


  • Thu 09 Sep 21


    Newbury Spring Festival


    St Nicholas Church

    Newbury, RG14 5HG


    Beethoven – Quartet in D major, Op. 18 no. 3

    Janacek – Quartet in E minor “Kreutzer Sonata”

    Mendelssohn – Quartet in F minor, Op. 80

  • Sun 12 Sep 21
    Wed 14 Jul 21


    The Leeds International Piano Competition

    Great Hall, University of Leeds


    We perform chamber works with the 10 semi-finalist pianists.

    Available to watch live and on demand at:


  • Tue 28 Sep 21


    Philharmonie Berlin



    Berlin, Germany



    Haydn – Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 no. 5 “Fifths”

    Adès – The Four Quarters

    Beethoven – Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

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    We are incredibly excited to be joining the roster of IMG Artists for general management! We will be represented by Vice President and Artist Manager Derek Chandruang from the company’s London office. Read more at:…

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    Brahms String Quartet in B flat Op. 67

    Brahms String Quartet in B flat Op. 67

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    2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award

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