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.


  • Fri 30 Jun 23
    Sat 01 Jul 23


    East Neuk Festival

    Kilrenny Church

    Crail Church

    Fife, Scotland


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

    Antonin Dvorak – Quartet in G major, Op. 106

    Jospeh Haydn – Quartet in D major, Op. 20 no. 4

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

  • Mon 10 Jul 23
    Tue 11 Jul 23


    Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival

    Lockenhaus, Austria


    The programme will be a surprise.

  • Thu 13 Jul 23
    Wed 19 Jul 23


    Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival

    Kuhmo, Finland


    Charlotte Bray: Ungrievable Lives

    Joseph Haydn: Quartet in D major, Op. 20 no. 4

    Béla Bàrtok: Quartet no.1, Sz.40

    Béla Bàrtok: Quartet no. 5, Sz. 102

    Franz Schubert: Quartet in G major, D887

    Leos Janaček: Quartet in E minor ‘Kreutzer Sonata’



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Latest Media

  • | News

    Cellist Steffan Morris joins the quartet

    We have some news to share! The setting is our longtime rehearsal room in South Kensington, London. Trinkets from our travels adorn the mantelpiece, the acoustic is perfectly dry and there is sadness in the air:…

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    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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    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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    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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