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.


  • Thu 08 Apr 21
    Thu 29 Apr 21


    The Polyphonic Concert Club

    Filmed at the Stoller Hall

    A series of 6 online chamber recitals


    Haydn – Quartet in C major, Op. 20 no 2

    Thomas Adès – The Four Quarters

    Janáček – Quartet no. 2 in E minor “Kreutzer Sonata”

  • Sat 24 Apr 21


    Wigmore Hall

    11:30am and 3pm

    Live stream


    Brian Elias focus day

    Works include:

    Brian Elias – String Quartet

    Brian Elias – Geranos

    Brian Elias – L’innominata

    Elisabeth Lutyens – Requiescat for soprano and string trio

    Maurice Ravel – Introduction and Allegro

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Latest Media

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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:…

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    Brahms String Quartet in B flat Op. 67

    Brahms String Quartet in B flat Op. 67

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    2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award

    We are thrilled and honoured to have received RPS’ 2019 Young Artist Award! Read more at…


Read about quartet life, travels and concerts

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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

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