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.


  • Fri 21 Oct 22


    Wigmore Hall


    36 Wigmore Street

    London W1U 2BP


    Benjamin Britten – Quartet no. 1, Op.25

    Charlotte Bray – Ungrievable Lives (UK premiere)

    Jean Sibelius – Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 “Voces intimae”

  • Wed 26 Oct 22


    Oxford Lieder Festival


    Holywell Music Room, Oxford


    Benedict Nelson, baritone

    Arrangements of Schubert Lieder for voice and string quartet

    Franz Schubert – Quartet in D minor, D810 “Death and the Maiden”

  • Sun 30 Oct 22


    Kauniainen Music Festival


    Uusi Paviljonki

    Kauniainen, Finland



    Mozart – Quartet in D minor, K421

    Edmund Finnis – Aloysius

    Schubert – Quartet in D minor, D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’

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Latest Media

  • | News

    Cellist Steffan Morris joins the quartet

    We have some news to share! The setting is our longtime rehearsal room in South Kensington, London. Trinkets from our travels adorn the mantelpiece, the acoustic is perfectly dry and there is sadness in the air:…

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    Album: Between Two Worlds

    We’re incredibly excited to be bringing out our album ‘Between Two Worlds’ on April 29th. The disc is released by Delphian Records, and features music by de Lassus, Beethoven, Thomas Adès and Dowland. You can pre-order the album at:…

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    Hans Keller String Quartet in Residence at the University of Oxford

    We are beyond thrilled to announce that the Castalians have been named the inaugural Hans Keller String Quartet in Residence at the University of Oxford! The initial three-year residency—featuring a recital series, masterclasses, private lessons, outreach work, creative projects and…


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    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

    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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