The Castalian String Quartet was the recipient of the inaugural Merito String Quartet Award & Valentin Erben Prize and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award in 2018. Highlights this season include a complete Brahms and Schumann chamber music cycle at Wigmore Hall, their Carnegie Hall debut and taking part in the Simmenauer International Beethoven Quartet Cycle.

Concerts

  • Mon 06 Jan 20

    Venue

    Wigmore Hall

    7:30pm

    36 Wigmore St

    London W1U 2BP

    Programme

    Stephen Hough, piano

    Michael Collins, clarinet

    Brahms – Clarinet Sonata F minor, Op. 120 no.1

    Beethoven – Violin Sonata in F Op. 24 “Spring” (arr. by Stephen Hough for clarinet and string quartet)

    Brahms – Clarinet Sonata E flat, Op. 120 no. 2

    Brahms – Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

     

  • Tue 07 Jan 20

    Venue

    Wigmore Hall

    7:30pm

    36 Wigmore St

    London W1U 2BP

    Programme

    Stephen Hough, piano

    Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

    Carl Frühling – Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op. 30

  • Wed 08 Jan 20

    Venue

    Birmingham Conservatoire

    1:45 pm

    Programme

    Beethoven – Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

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