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 30 Jan 22

    Venue

    Kammermusik Luzern

    5pm

    Marianischer Saal

    Luzern, Switzerland

    Programme

    Isabel Charisius, viola

    W.A. Mozart – Quartet in D minor, K.421

    Johannes Brahms – String Quintet in G major, Op.111

  • Wed 02 Feb 22

    Venue

    Oxford University

    7.30pm

    Mathematical Institute

    Programme

    W.A.Mozart – Quartet in D minor, K.421

    Fanny Mendelssohn – Quartet in E flat major

    Felix Mendelssohn – Quartet in F minor, Op.80

  • Fri 11 Feb 22

    Venue

    Library of Congress

    8pm

    Washington DC, USA

    Programme

    W.A. Mozart – Quartet in D minor, K.421

    Fanny Mendelssohn – Quartet in E flat major

    Franz Schubert – Quartet in G major, D.887

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Latest Media

  • | News

    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…

  • | News

    Introducing the Castalian’s new violist: Ruth Gibson

    It gives us tremendous joy to announce that violist Ruth Gibson will be joining the Castalian String Quartet from next month. An extraordinary musician and treasured friend, Ruth is someone we have known and admired for many years; nothing could…

  • | News

    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: https://imgartists.com/news/img-artists-welcomes-the-castalian-string-quartet-to-its-roster-for-general-management/…

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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