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

  • Mon 09 Jan 23

    Venue

    Wiener Konzerthaus

    7.30pm

    Mozart-Saal

    Vienna

     

    Programme

    Isabel Charisius, viola

    Benjamin Britten: Quartet no. 1 in D major, Op.25

    Charlotte Bray: Ungrievable Lives (Austrian premiere)

    Johannes Brahms: Quintet in G major, Op. 111

  • Fri 13 Jan 23

    Venue

    Halifax Philharmonic Club

    7.30pm

    Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax

    Programme

    Joseph Haydn: Quartet in E flat major, Op. 20 no. 1

    Benjamin Britten: Quartet no. 2 in C, Op. 36

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in B flat major Op. 130, with Große Fuge Op. 133

  • Wed 25 Jan 23

    Venue

    Wigmore Hall

    7.30pm

    London

    Programme

    Joseph Haydn: Quartet in E flat major, Op. 20 no. 1

    Benjamin Britten: Quartet no. 2 in C, Op. 36

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in B flat major Op. 130, with Große Fuge Op. 133

     

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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:…

  • | News

    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…

Blog

Read about quartet life, travels and concerts

  • 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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