Diary

Upcoming events

Ripon Concerts

February 13, 2023
19:30 – 21:30
Ripon Cathedral
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Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581

Shostakovich: Quartet No.10 in A flat major, Op.118

Smetana: Quartet in E minor No.1, ‘From My Life’

Clarinet: Michael Collins

Recording

February 24, 2023
All-day event
London
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We will be recording ‘Shield’, our 2022 commission from Emily Howard which was premiered at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Further Chamber Music Concerts

February 28, 2023
All-day event
Conway Hall and other locations
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Hear Michael and Jessie in a range of concerts covering the Piano Quartet repertoire with pianist extraordinaire, Simon Callaghan! Works to include compositions by Brahms, Bridge, Mozart, and William Busch.

5th February, Watford

11th February, Horsham

12th February, Norwich

25th February, Clonter

26th February, Conway Hall, London

Please get in touch for more details.

Lyrita Records

March 1, 2023
All-day event
Wyastone Concert Hall
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Michael and Jessie will be recording the premiere recordings of the chamber music of William Busch for Lyrita Records.

Piano: Simon Callaghan

NMC Release: Mark-Anthony Turnage

March 3, 2023
All-day event
London
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We’ll be releasing Mark-Anthony Turnage’s 2nd Quartet, ‘Contusion’ with the NMC label. The work is based on Sylvia Plath’s last poem before her suicide. We were awarded the best performance prize for this work at the Wigmore Hall International SQ Competition and Turnage subsequently revised the piece and dedicated it to us.

Newcastle International Chamber Music Series

March 11, 2023
19:30 – 21:30
Sage Gateshead
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Joseph Phibbs: String Quartet No.1 (Piatti Commission)

Mendelssohn: Quartet in E flat major, Op.12

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Preludes on Welsh Hymns

Shostakovich: Quartet No.10, Op.118

Includes a pre-concert talk with composer Joseph Phibbs

Mill Hill Music Club

March 12, 2023
19:30 – 21:30
Mill Hill, London

Mendelssohn: Quartet in E flat major, Op.12

Shostakovich: Quartet No.10, Op.118

Purcell: Chacony

Smetana: Quartet in E minor, ‘From My Life’

Charleston House, ‘Music and Words’ Festival

March 26, 2023
19:30 – 21:30
Charleston House, Sussex

Works to include:

Ravel: Quartet in F major

Debussy: Piano Trio

Mahler: Piano Quartet

Pianist: Melvyn Tan

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We are really excited to be releasing quartets 3 and 4 by Mark-Anthony Turnage. The third, ‘Shroud’ was commissioned by the Emerson Quartet and the fourth was commissioned by us and premiered at the Flagey Radio Festival in Brussels.

Ryedale Festival

March 31, 2023
20:00 – 21:00
Helmsley, Yorkshire

Smetana: Quartet in E minor ‘From My Life’

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Aberystweth

Mendelssohn: Quartet in E flat, Op.12


Past events

Leamington Music

January 27, 2023
19:30 – 21:30
Leamington Pump Rooms
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Ulmann: Quartet No.3 Op.46

Haas: Quartet No.3

Beethoven: Quartet in E minor, Op.59 No.2, ‘Razumovsky’

CD Release: Boyle, RVW, Ireland and Moeran

January 27, 2023
All-day event
Rubicon Classics
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A long anticipated release of rarely heard and special quartet works by RVW, Moeran and Ireland, along with the premiere recording of Ina Boyle’s Quartet in E minor (1934). These are all composers that have links and interconnected and it is a recording packed full of memorable folk tales and tunes from the far corners of Ireland and Wales.

Malvern Concert Club

January 26, 2023
19:30 – 21:30
Forum Theatre, Malvern
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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Preludes on Welsh Hymns (Household Music)

Mendelssohn: Quartet No.1 in E flat major, Op.12

Beethoven: Op.59 No.1 ‘Razumovsky’ in F major

Keele University

January 25, 2023
19:30 – 21:30
Westminster Theatre, Chancellor’s Building
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Ulmann: Quartet No.3, Op.46

Haas: Quartet No.3

Beethoven: Op.59 No.2 ‘Razumovsky’ Quartet

BBC Radio 3

January 23, 2023
17:00 – 18:00
BBC Studios, Broadcasting House, London
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Join us on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme where you’ll hear live performances and chat about the release of our latest album and how we’ll be marking Holocaust Memorial Day with curated concerts that week.

Tienhoven, Netherlands

November 17, 2022
20:15
Tienhoven, Netherlands

Mendelssohn: Quartet in F minor, Op.80

Smetana: Quartet in E minor, ‘From my Life’

Elgar: Quartet in E minor

Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

November 16, 2022
20:15
Recital Hall, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
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Emily Howard: Shield    *WORLD PREMIERE*

Mendelssohn: Quartet in F minor, Op.80

Elgar: String Quartet in E minor

Tour of Netherlands, 15-18th November

November 15, 2022
All-day event

A tour of the Netherlands including our debut at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. It will include a new Piatti Quartet commission from the composer Emily Howard

Elgar: Quartet in E minor

Charlotte Harding: Iorsa (2022)

Smetana: Quartet in E minor

Elgar: Quartet in E minor

Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op.59 No.1, ‘Razumovsky’

Wigmore Hall, Coffee Concert

October 30, 2022
11:30
Wigmore Hall
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Beethoven: Op.59 No.1 in F major, ‘Razumovsky’

Elgar: Quartet in E minor

Elgar: Quartet in E minor

John Hawkins: Fuzon

Beethoven: Op.59 No.1 in F major, ‘Razumovsky’

Chelsea Arts Club, 6pm

October 16, 2022
18:00 – 19:00
Chelsea

Elgar: Quartet in E minor

Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op.59 ‘Razumovsky’

Music@Stansted, 7:30pm

October 15, 2022
19:30 – 21:30
Stansted

Elgar: Quartet in E minor

Moeran: Quartet No.2 in E flat major

Beethoven: Quartet in F major ‘Razumovsky’

Perth Chamber Music, 3pm

October 2, 2022
15:00 – 17:00
St. John's Kirk, Perth

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Household music; Three preludes on Welsh folk tunes

SMETANA: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor,’From my Life’
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BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F major Op 59/1
IRELAND, J: The Holy Boy

Music at Nairn, 7:30pm

October 1, 2022
19:00 – 22:00
Nairn

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Household music; Three preludes on Welsh folk tunes

SMETANA: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor,’From my Life’
Interval
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F major Op 59/1
IRELAND, J: The Holy Boy

Osprey Chamber Music, Boat of Garten, 7:30pm

September 30, 2022
19:30 – 21:30
Boat of Garten

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Household music; Three preludes on Welsh folk tunes

SMETANA: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor,’From my Life’
Interval
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F major Op 59/1
IRELAND, J: The Holy Boy

Inverness, 7:30pm

September 29, 2022
19:30 – 21:30
Inverness

Beethoven: Op.59 No.1

RVW: Household Music

Smetana: Quartet in E minor

Ireland: The Holy Boy
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Tour of Scotland, 28th September-1st October

September 28, 2022
All-day event
Scotland

We travel to Scotland for four concerts in the beautiful Highlands.

Charleston

September 24, 2022
19:30 – 20:30
Charleston Farmhouse

Details tbc

Mozart Quartet in E Flat, K.428

Luton Music, 7:30pm

September 19, 2022
19:30 – 21:30
St.Mary's, Luton

Robert Schumann – Piano Quintet in E flat Op 44

Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34

Pianist: Simon Callaghan

Wallingford Chamber Music, 8pm

September 14, 2022
20:00 – 22:00
Wallingford

Borodin: Quartet No.2 in D major

Charlotte Harding: Iorsa (Piatti commission)

Mendelssohn: Quartet in F minor, Op.80

Music in Monkstown, 7:30pm

September 11, 2022
19:30 – 21:30
Monkstown, Dublin

Shostakovich: Quartet No.8

Stanford: Clarinet Quintet Fantasy in G minor

Borodin: Quartet No.2 in D major

Clarinet: John Finucane

Music in Monkstown, 7:30pm

September 10, 2022
19:30 – 21:30
Monkstown, Dublin

Moeran: String Quartet No.2 in E flat major

Mendelssohn: Quartet in F minor, Op.80

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34

Pianist: Barry Douglas

Music in Monkstown, Dublin, 10-11th September

September 10, 2022
All-day event
Monkstown, Dublin

A weekend of music celebrating the composer Stanford with the renowned clarinettist John Finucane. Another highlight includes the Brahms Piano Quintet with the international superstar pianist, Barry Douglas.