19:30 on Tuesday, 26th November 2019
Amarins Wierdsma and Tim Crawford – violins
Christoph Slenczka – viola
Yoanna Prodanova – cello
HAYDNString Quartet Op.72, No.2JANÁČEKString Quartet No.1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’SCHUBERTString Quartet No.14 in D minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’
Acclaimed for their “gusto, comradeship and sharp attack” (The Times) and “blazing and unusually forthright performance” (The Telegraph), the Barbican Quartet was founded at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Winners, in 2018, of both the St. Martin’s Chamber Music Competition and the Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize of the Royal Philharmonic Society, this young ensemble regularly performs in the UK and continental Europe, and their performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as a part of the Barbican Total Immersion and BBC Proms. The Quartet currently studies with Günter Pichler at the Escuela de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, and frequently works with members of the Belcea Quartet, thanks to the Belcea Quartet Charitable Trust. In April 2019, they were awarded first prize in the Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music Competition held in Weimar, Germany.
Photo credit: Gabriel M. Isserlis