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.


  • Sat 04 Dec 21


    Oxshott & Cobham Music Society


    Holy Trinity Church

    Claygate KT10 0JP


    Hannah Shaw, viola

    Haydn – Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 no. 2 “Fifths”

    Janacek – Quartet no. 1 in E minor “Kreutzer Sonata”

    Brahms – String Quintet in G major, Op. 111


  • Sun 09 Jan 22


    Wigmore Hall


    36 Wigmore Street

    London W1U 2BP


    Mozart – Quartet in D minor, K.421

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

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Latest Media

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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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    Introducing the Castalian’s new violist: Ruth Gibson

    It gives us tremendous joy to announce that violist Ruth Gibson will be joining the Castalian String Quartet from next month. An extraordinary musician and treasured friend, Ruth is someone we have known and admired for many years; nothing could…

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    Joining IMG Artists

    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: https://imgartists.com/news/img-artists-welcomes-the-castalian-string-quartet-to-its-roster-for-general-management/…


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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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