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

  • Fri 08 Jul 22

    Venue

    Budleigh Music Festival

    7.30pm

    St Peter’s Church

    Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6LT

    Programme

    Michael Collins, clarinet

    Joseph Haydn – Quartet Op. 20 no. 1

    Leos Janacek – Quartet in E minor ‘Kreutzer Sonata’

    Nicholas Marshall – Clarinet Quintet (world premiere)

    Johannes Brahms – Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

  • Fri 19 Aug 22

    Venue

    North Norfolk Music Festival 

    7pm

    St Mary’s Church, South Creake

    Programme

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

    Jean Sibelius – Quartet in D minor ‘Voces intimae’

    Franz Schubert – Quartet in G major D887

  • Thu 25 Aug 22

    Venue

    Segesta Teatro Festival

    7.30pm

    Parco Archeologico di Segesta

    Italy

    Programme

    Leos Janacek – Quartet in E minor ‘Kreutzer Sonata’

    Charlotte Bray – Ungrievable Lives

    Jean Sibelius – Quartet in D minor Op. 56 ‘Voces intimae’

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Latest Media

  • | 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…

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    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…

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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