Consone Quartet

A programme of early Classical gems including quartets by Haydn, Boccherini and Mozart


7.30pm, Friday 21 October 2022


Great Hall, Dartington Trust, South Devon


£16. Members discount applies automatically at checkout

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The first period instrument quartet ever to be selected as BBC New Generation Artists, the Consone Quartet are fast making a name for themselves with their honest and expressive interpretations.
The group will present a programme of early Classical gems at Dartington. From Haydn’s hugely popular Op. 33 set, Consone will perform Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, nicknamed “The Joke”. The set influenced a great number of composers, including the young Mozart, who dedicated his six quartets of 1785 to Papa Haydn. From Mozart’s early output, Consone will perform his KV 173 in D minor alongside the second of his famous, late “Prussian” quartets.

Mozart String Quartet no.13, K.173
Haydn String Quartet op.33 / 2

Boccherini’s String Quartet in G major, G.223 ‘La Tiranna’
Mozart’s Dissonance Quartet K465

Formed at the Royal College of Music in London, the Consone Quartet launched their professional career in 2015, shortly after which they were awarded two prizes at the 2015 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition, including the EUBO Development Trust Prize and a place on the EEEmerging Scheme in France. They went on to become recipient of the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize.

The quartet has been enthusiastically received at London’s Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, St John’s Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields, and at the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Brighton, and King’s Lynn Festivals amongst others. The Brighton Early Music and York Early Music Festivals have been key supporters over the past few years and regularly host the group.

“The Consone Quartet are a young string quartet with a really big future. They play with perfect intonation, tremendous attack, and impeccable historical style. All the four instruments work together with such intelligence and imagination, that I would happily listen to them every day.” – Sir Roger Norrington

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