Hailed for their ‘powerful individuality of sound’ and ‘instinctive singularity of musical intention’ (The Scotsman) whose performances are ‘full of poetry, joy and sorrow’ and ‘realised to such perfection’ (The Observer), the Castalian String Quartet are quickly emerging as one of the most exciting and in-demand quartets on the world stage.


  • Mon 17 Jun 24


    Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts


    Snape Maltings Concert Hall

    Suffolk, IP17 1SP


    BBC Singers

    Joseph Haydn – Quartet in B flat, Op. 76 no. 4 “Sunrise”

    Olivier Messiaen – Cinq rechants

    Judith Weir – blue hills beyond blue hills




  • Wed 10 Jul 24
    Thu 11 Jul 24


    Gower Festival 

    Rhossili and Llanrhidian



    Franz Schubert – Quartettsatz C minor, D703 and Quartet G major, D887

    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – 5 Fantasiestücke Op. 5

    Ludwig van Beethoven – Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 “Serioso”

    Joseph Haydn – Quartet in B flat, Op. 76 no. 4 “Sunrise”

    Leoš Janaček – Quartet no. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”



  • Mon 15 Jul 24
    Wed 17 Jul 24


    Lockenhaus Kammermusikfest



    The programme is a surprise announced shortly before the events.

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