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.

Concerts

  • Sun 25 Feb 24

    Venue

    Chamber Music Society of Louisville

    3 pm

    Comstock Concert Hall

    University of Louisville

    Kentucky, USA

    Programme

    Orlande de Lassus – La nuit froide et sombre

    Charlotte Bray – Ungrievable Lives

    Felix Mendelssohn – Quartet in F minor, Op. 80

    John Dowland – Come heavy sleep

    Benjamin Britten – Quartet no. 3 Op. 94

  • Wed 28 Feb 24

    Venue

    Chicago Chamber Music Society

    11.30am

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Programme

    Felix Mendelssohn – Quartet in F minor, Op. 80

    Orlande de Lassus – La nuit froide et sombre

    John Dowland – Come heavy sleep

    Leoš Janaček – Quartet no. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”

     

  • Thu 29 Feb 24

    Venue

    Chamber Music Houston

    7.30 pm

    Stude Concert Hall

    Rice University

    Houston, Texas, USA

     

    Programme

    Joseph Haydn – Quartet in A major, Op. 20 no. 6

    Benjamin Britten – Quartet no. 3, Op. 94

    Ludwog van Beethoven – Quartet in B flat major Op. 130 with Große Fuge Op. 133

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Blog

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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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