Venue Great Hall
Running time 90
Artists: Omer Bouchez violin, Elise Liu violin, Yung-Hsin Chang viola, Anthony Kondo cello
Central Rake (Downstairs) £20 | Students and U16 £10
Bench Seat (Balcony or Downstairs) £15 | Students and U16 £7.50
About this event
We welcome this brilliant young Paris-based quartet, making their debut at Dartington this summer. Their well-planned programme is a musical feast for chamber music lovers.
Shostakovich’s shortest quartet, in memory of his first wife, is complemented by two staples of the quartet repertoire: Debussy’s elegant, early work and Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, warm-hearted masterpiece. When Leo Tolstoy heard it for the first time, he was so moved he burst into tears.
The Hermès Quartet is particularly close to Alfred Brendel, in residence this week, and collaborates with Adrian Brendel in Schubert’s String Quintet on 15 August.
“…World-class quartet playing….they will likely take their place among the top quartets of our time.” – Washington Post
Debussy Quartet in G minor Op.10
Shostakovich Quartet no.7 in F sharp minor Op.108
Tchaikovsky Quartet no.1 in D major Op.11
Winners of the 2012 Young Concert Artists in New York, the Hermès Quartet made its US debut, to rave reviews, at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and the Kennedy Center. The Hermès Quartet has already been heard in many prestigious European venues. They have been presented at the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, as well as in performances in Argentina and Japan. They have been frequent guest artists at music festivals around the world such as the Mantova Chamber Music Festival, Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux, Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, Festival de Colmar, the Krzyzowa Music Festival and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Saturday 11th August
Open daily 12.30 – 7pm
Phone: 01803 847070
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