Nicholas Yonge Society

  International Chamber Music in Lewes

Friday 24 January 2020

Carducci Quartet with Kate Whitley (piano)

Matthew Denton Violin  
Michelle Fleming Violin
Eoin Schmidt-Martin Viola  
Emma Denton Cello  

Programme

Beethoven String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso"
Britten String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25
Whitley Piano Quintet *new commission*
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6  in F minor, Op. 80

Since coming together in 1997, the Carduccis have built a reputation for championing contemporary repertoire, winning a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their performances of the complete Shostakovich Quartets. Recent premieres have included works by Simon Rowland-Jones, Gavin Higgins and Kemal Yusuf.  They have a residency at Trinity Laban, and the Carducci Music Trust supports their work in schools and with young musicians.

“a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality″  The Strad

London-based Kate Whitley is a composer with “a strong, distinctive voice who, without compromising, communicates directly to a wide audience, within the concert hall and beyond”.  Lewes audiences have heard Kate at the Lewes Chamber Music Festival.  Her Multi-Storey Orchestra and many of her compositions have been instrumental in helping to bring contemporary music to new locations and to be appreciated by new listeners.

“unpretentious, appealingly vigorous and visceral”  The Guardian.

Thanks to the Ambache Charitable Trust
for enabling Kate Whitley's performance.
Raising the profile of music by women.

Visit The Carducci Quartet's website.

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