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.


  • Sun 20 Oct 19


    Wigmore Hall

    11:30 am

    36 Wigmore Street
    London, W1U 2BP


    Isabel Charisius, viola 

    Ursula Smith, cello

    Brahms – String Quintet in G Op. 111

    Brahms – Sextet in B flat Op. 18

  • Wed 23 Oct 19


    Tel Aviv Museum of Art

    8:00 pm


    Beethoven – Quartet in G, Op. 18 no. 2

    Elgar – Quartet in E minor, Op. 83

    Brahms – Quartet in A minor, Op. 51 no. 2

  • Thu 24 Oct 19


    Jerusalem Music Centre

    20:00 pm


    Anastasia Kobekina, cello

    Haydn – Quartet in F Op. 77 no. 2

    Janacek – Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”

    Schubert – String Quintet in C, D.956

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