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.


  • Wed 27 Nov 19





    Pablo Hernan Benedi, viola

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

    Brahms – String quintet in G, Op. 111



  • Sat 30 Nov 19


    Vinehall School

    7:30 pm


    East Sussex, TN32 5JL


    Haydn – Quartet in F, Op. 77 No. 2

    Beethoven – Quartet in B flat, Op. 18 No. 6

    Dvorak – Quartet in A flat, Op.  105

  • Wed 04 Dec 19


    Birmingham Conservatoire

    1:45 pm

    Recital Hall


    Janacek – Quartet in E minor “Kreutzer Sonata”

    Dvorak – Quartet in A flat, Op. 105

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