BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists
Saturday 20 May 7.30pm
© Jerffrey Fasano
Dvorak String Quartet no.12 “American”
Ligeti String Quartet no.1, ‘Metamorphoses nocturnes’
Tchaikovsky String Quartet no.1
With playing so precise and expressive that it has been described as ‘a miracle of unified thought’ (La Presse, Montreal), the Calidore Quartet is one to watch. In the same year that they became a BBC New Generation Artist, they made headlines when they became the Grand-Prize winner at the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world. Their folk-inspired programme takes us from the soulfulness of Dvorˇák’s ‘American’ Quartet, through the striking originality of Ligeti’s ‘Metamorphoses nocturnes’ to the unabashed lyricism of Tchaikovsky’s First Quartet, a work so beautiful that it is said to have moved Leo Tolstoy to tears.
BBC RADIO 3 NEW GENERATION ARTISTS
In a new partnership, the Festival and BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme gives you the chance to hear some of the most promising new talent from around the world. Our concerts on 12 and 20 May will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Other concerts in the series:
KATHRYN RUDGE &
Friday 12 May, 1pm
ANNELIEN VAN WAUWE & AMATIS TRIO
Friday 19 May, 7:30pm
Pre-show talk hosted by Britten Sinfonia’s David Butcher on Saturday 20 May 6.30pm
Performance runs: c. 1 hr 20 mins