The third in the spring-summer phase of the cycle, the Carducci Quartet visit Chetham’s to perform quartets 15 and 2. Described by The Strad as presenting “a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality″, the Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today’s most successful string quartets. Performing over 90 concerts worldwide each year the quartet also run their own recording label Carducci Classics; an annual festival in Highnam, Gloucester; and in September 2014, curated their first Carducci Festival in Castagneto-Carducci: the town from which they took their name. In 2015, they performed every Shostakovich quartet in cities including Washington DC, London and Bogota to mark the 40th anniversary of the composer’s death; including a marathon performance of all fifteen in one day in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe.
This series is generously supported by the Haworth Trust