Škampa Quartet: Beethoven, Janacek and Dvorak


Venue Great Hall

Running time 90 minutes

Artists Škampa Quartet


£15 - £20 (50% off students & under 18s)

Next date 10th August 7:45 pm

Book online below

About this event

We’re celebrating the emotional intensity of Janáček this week, starting with his string quartet inspired by the psychological torment of Tolstoy’s novella The Kreutzer Sonata – in turn inspired by Beethoven’s violin sonata of the same name. The Škampa’s programme wraps around it beautifully, with early Beethoven, and the poetic richness of fellow Czech composer Dvořák.


Beethoven – Quartet in F major Op.18 no.1
Janáček – Quartet no.1 Kreutzer Sonata
Dvořák – Quartet in G major Op. 106


Helena Jiříkovská violin
Adéla Štajnochrová violin
Martin Stupka viola
Lukáš Polák cello


Don’t miss:
The Škampas playing Dvořák’s Piano Quintet
The Bukolika Piano Trio playing Schumann
Trio Opal playing Haydn and Beethoven
Thomas Gould: The Bach-Schumann Connection

About our Summer Concerts

This concert is part of the Dartington International Summer School & Festival, a month-long musical celebration, encompassing shared music making, learning and listening.

Our extensive public concert series utilises a faculty of internationally renowned and emerging musicians to create a stunning cross-genre programme of over 100 concerts and events. Set against the backdrop of Dartington’s striking medieval Great Hall, the Summer School’s concert series presents the highest levels of performance in a carefully curated collection of classic works and “made for Dartington” exclusives. Full listings for the Summer School concert series can be found here.

If you are interested in taking part in one of Summer School’s music courses, you can find out further details here.

Food and drink

Head up to the Dartington estate early to enjoy our pre-concert food offerings. The Green Table café will be staying open late during the festival, plating up fresh and seasonal local food and drinks. Next to the Great Hall, The White Hart restaurant and bar will be serving a selection of food, along with a broad range of quality drinks and between concert nibbles.

Book now

Select a time below to begin your online booking. You can also contact our Box Office daily, 1–7pm.
Phone: 01803 847070 | boxoffice@dartington.org

Saturday 10th August

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.

About us

Dartington is an old place with a new story.

The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.

This idea is as true today is it ever was.