End of Beethoven Project nighDate of Story 6 January, Tuesday, 2015
We are coming up towards the end of our Beethoven Project that has lasted more than two years. Our first Beethoven CD of the programme including the Op. 18:4, the Op. 74 “Harp” and the Op. 130 with the “Grosse Fuge” is due for release in a few weeks, and we have two more concerts at the Wigmore Hall lined up, the last of which in March. On Saturday the 10th of January we will be playing Op. 18:5, Op. 59:3 and, Beethoven’s own favourite, Op. 131 at our penultimate Beethoven cycle concert in the Wigmore Hall. In March we will be doing a long tour of the US including a return visit to Carnegie Hall. We hope to see you at a concert very soon!
Beethoven returnsDate of Story 30 August, Saturday, 2014
After a wondeful summer break we are returning to our Beethoven Project with two concerts in the Wigmore Hall, both recorded for the Wigmore Live label. On the 9th of October we will be playing Op.18:3, Op.95 and the monumental Op.130 with the new finale, and on the 1st of November we will be performing a marathon programme consisting of Op.18:2, Op.127 and Op.59:1. Welcome!
Shortlisted for Royal Philharmonic Society AwardDate of Story 17 April, Thursday, 2014
We are happy to announce that we have been shortlisted for this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the category Chamber Music and Song! See more here.
Back from our US tourDate of Story 31 March, Monday, 2014
We have just come back from a three-week tour of the US. We played in Washington, Philadelphia and many other wonderful places. We even got as far south as Florida! You can read some of the reviews here, here and here.
On the 19th of May we return to the Wigmore Hall for our second concert in our complete Beethoven quartet series. On the programme is Op. 18:1, the viola quintet Op. 29 (with the eminent Malin Broman) and Op. 132. Do come along if you can!
Wigmore Beethoven cycle about to commenceDate of Story 27 January, Monday, 2014
Our Wigmore Beethoven cycle is about to start. We will over one year and a half play all of Beethoven’s quartet in Wigmore Hall, and all the concerts will be recorded live for the Wigmore Live label. The first concert is on the 20th of February and we will be playing the audience favourite op. 18:4, the uplifting op. 74 “The Harp” and op. 130 with the monumental “Grosse Fuge”. Do come along!
Autumn newsDate of Story 21 September, Saturday, 2013
We are back from a fantastic tour of Australia. We played in some of the most incredible halls, and met many wonderful people including the lovely staff of Musica Viva.
We’re now back in Beethoven mode, and preparing for the first concert series of our new Glasgow residency. Other plans for the autumn include our 4th programme in our Beethoven cycle, a tour of Sweden and concerts in Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.
See you at a concert very soon!
Off to AustraliaDate of Story 9 August, Friday, 2013
We are just about to embark on a tour of Australia. On it we will play pieces by Beethoven and Haydn, and also a completely fresh and exciting piece by Australian composer Matthew Hindson. See our schedule for details.
We had the great pleasure of going to Australia a few years ago, and we are looking forward tremendously to going back and seeing again all the wonderful people we got to know then. The tour is organised by the incredible Musica Viva organisation.
Back from the USADate of Story 20 April, Saturday, 2013
We have just come back from the US, and we are just about to sink our teeth in some new Beethoven quartets.
The tour was fascinating and challenging. We played concerts all over the states, from California in the west, to Maine in the east, including two concerts in Carnegie Hall. We will be playing some of the programme at the Wigmore Hall on the 14th of May. Do come along if you are around in London!
We will also be celebrating the Borletti Buitoni Trust in the Queen Elisabeth Hall on the 17th of May, with a performance of Mozart’s clarinet quintet together with Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst.
Beethoven cycle continuesDate of Story 5 March, Tuesday, 2013
Having almost finished our second Beethoven programme, we are now preparing for a month long tour of the United States.
The second programme consists of the Op. 18:3, the Op. 95 and the Op. 130. We still show no signs of growing tired of Beethoven’s music (how could you?).
The US tour will take us from San Fransisco in the west to New York in the east, and we will be returning to Carnegie Hall for two concerts. In several of the concerts we will be collaborating with pianist Jonathan Biss on his Schumann Project.
Beethoven cycle has started!Date of Story 30 November, Friday, 2012
We are at the moment in the middle of the concerts making up the first programme in our Beethoven cycle, that will stretch over the next years. This programme consists of the Op.18:5, Op.59:3 and Op.131 quartets. When playing these pieces one is certainly happy to be playing in a string quartet.
We have received good reviews for our latest CD:s; both our latest Wigmore Live CD and our piano quintet CD were labelled ‘Critic’s Choice’ in the last issues of Gramophone Magazine.
Listen to ‘In Tune’ on BBC3 on the 5th of December! We will be playing Beethoven and talking about our cycle.
On the 13th of December we will be playing an exciting all Elgar programme at the Jaqueline du Pré music building in Oxford together with pianist Dan Tong.
See you at a concert soon!