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 01 Jun 24


    Wigmore Hall


    36 Wigmore Street

    London, W1U 2BP


    ‘Voices of today’

    Ludwig van Beethoven – Quartet in F minor Op. 95 “Serioso”

    Francesco Antonioni – Quartet no. 2 ‘Surfarara’ (World Premiere)

    Béla Bartòk – Quartet no. 3 BB93

  • Tue 04 Jun 24
    Sun 09 Jun 24


    Riihimäki Summer Concert Series

    Finnish Glass Museum

    Riihimäki, Finland



    Béla Bartòk – Quartet no. 5 and Violin Sonata no. 2

    Antonin Dvořak – Piano Quintet no. 2 in A major, Op. 81

    Leoš Janaček – Quartet no. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’

    Franz Schubert – String Quintet in C major D956

    W.A.Mozart – Clarinet Quintet in A major K581

    Johanna Doderer – Piano Trio no. 2 DW52

    Ernő Dohnányi – Sextet in C major, Op. 37

    Bohuslav Martinů – Cello Sonata no. 2, H.286






  • Mon 17 Jun 24


    Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts


    Snape Maltings Concert Hall

    Suffolk, IP17 1SP


    BBC Singers

    Joseph Haydn – Quartet in B flat, Op. 76 no. 4 “Sunrise”

    Olivier Messiaen – Cinq rechants

    Judith Weir – blue hills beyond blue hills




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