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.

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  • Lambs on the Sidewalk

    Lambs on the Sidewalk

    Castalian String Quartet Blog

    If one more person reacts like that, I thought, then I’ll do away with life in civilisation and set-up camp off-grid. Casual superstition—can’t stand it. Leave it to the pros. Take me, a bona fide expert: if Liverpool are playing it’ll be the same socks, the same boxer briefs, a You’ll…

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  • Curl It Like Carlos

    Curl It Like Carlos

    Castalian String Quartet Blog

    It was the 1998 football World Cup and my parents had bought me the tournament’s seminal hardback guide—a hefty bible of star players, colourful kits and vital statistics. Decked out in Colombia’s banana-yellow strip and sporting a wild mop of blond curls, one footballer captured my imagination above all…

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