String Quartets Festival
The possibility of bringing together six of today’s most inventive and challenging string quartets in just three days will be a unique moment in the 2017/18 season. The David Oistrakh, JCK, Artemis, Arod, Elias and Chiaroscuro string quartets will present a wide repertoire for this instrumental ensemble, from J. S. Bach to Xenakis, with an emphasis on the world première of a work by Andreia Pinto Correia. As an introduction to the genre, this is an excellent opportunity to experience the breadth and diversity of the musical styles brought by the various quartets and also a moment for each of us to discover, or hear again, some of the staple pieces of the chamber music repertoire, along with others that one rarely has the opportunity to hear.
In partnership with the Biennale de Quatuors à Cordes de la Philharmonie de Paris.
Christopher Otto Violin
Austin Wulliman Violin
John Pickford Richards Viola
Jay Campbell Cello
Andreia Pinto Correia
String Quartet No. 1, Unvanquished Space (World Premiere – Commissioned by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)
Tetras (Commissioned by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – 1983)
Georg Friedrich Haas
String Quartet No. 9