Friday July 20th at 7.30pm
This concert is supported by the Exeter & District Classical Music Trust.
Quartet in E♭, Op.33 No.2 – Haydn
Quartet in G, Op.18 No.2 – Beethoven
Quartet in A minor D.804, ‘Rosamunde’ – Schubert
Formed in 2005, the Chiaroscuro Quartet comprises violinists Alina Ibragimova (Russia) and Pablo Hernán Benedí (Spain), the Swedish violist Emile Hörnlund and cellist Claire Thirion (France). Dubbed ‘a trailblazer for the authentic performance of High Classical chamber music’ in Gramophone, this international ensemble performs music of the Classical and early Romantic periods on gut strings and with historical bows. The quartet’s unique sound – described by The Observer as ‘a shock to the ears of the best kind’ – is highly acclaimed by audiences and critics all over Europe.
‘The playing is intense and refined, exploratory and poised …this is real chamber music; the attack is immaculate and spirited from all four musicians.’ (The Guardian)