Castalian String Quartet

“A feisty group, with a real personality and strong interpretative ideas” (The Guardian)

Saturday

Feb 19, 2022

3:00PM
Extras

Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk one hour before performance at 2pm.

Clayton State music professor Dr.Kurt-Alexander Zeller gives engaging, insightful talks about the music, and often plays recorded excerpts of pieces in the program. These talks begin one hour prior to concert time for selected Strings and Vocal series concerts and are free for all ticket-holders.

Members

Quartet Members

Sini Simonen, violin
Daniel Roberts, violin
Charlotte Bonneton, viola
Christopher Graves, cello

Description

About the Artists

Showered with awards and accolades since its formation in 2011, the London-based Castalian String Quartet has distinguished itself as one of the most dynamic, sophisticated young string quartets performing today.

“They’re terrific: violinists who seem capable of anything, layering a gleaming finish (often the key to a really luminous quartet sound) on a viola player with a tone like crushed velvet and a cellist who sounds like old gold” (The Spectator).

“The Castalian Quartet makes the simplest things we hear into the most important things we could ever want to hear…There were times that I simply could not believe my ears” (Calgary Herald).

“Their unique style – a powerful individuality of sound matched by an instinctive singularity of musical intention – lit up every single moment…amazing players” (The Scotsman).

Program

Concert Program

MOZART String Quartet in G major, K. 387 “Spring”
BERG String Quartet, Op. 3
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fugue finale, Op. 133

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