HAYDN String Quartet in D minor, Op.76 No.2 'Fifths'
JANÁČEK String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
SCHUBERT String Quintet in C major, D956
The Castalian String Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting new voice on the chamber music scene. The Quartet was selected by the Young Classical Artists Trust in 2016, and in 2018 received the prestigious Merito String Quartet Award & Valentin Erben Prize, and won a Borletti-Busoni Trust Fellowship Award. They visit The Stoller Hall to perform a programme opening with Haydn’s ‘Fifths’ Quartet and Janáček’s Tolstoy-inspired Kreutzer Sonata. Lastly they join with Chetham’s alumna Gabriella Swallow, whose work crosses the boundaries of classical, Jazz and popular music, for Franz Schubert’s String Quartet in C; the composer’s sublime final chamber work, it has been praised for its ‘bottomless pathos’ and is considered one of the finest works in the chamber music repertoire.