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Erwin Schulhoff: Five Pieces for string quartet
John Pickard: String Quartet No.5 (World premiere)
Franz Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D.810 (Death & the Maiden).
'A performance of startling energy... a masterclass in ensemble playing' is how Musical Pointers described the Brodowski Quartet's Southbank Centre debut.
The quartet makes a welcome return to The Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall with a concert that includes a well-loved masterpiece, a neglected gem and a brand new work commissioned from John Pickard.
Of his first four quartets, Tempo magazine declared that 'if Pickard were never to write another quartet in his life, his position among the greats is secure'. Now, after a 15-year wait, a typically powerful and energetic new addition to an already distinguished cycle is finally unveiled.
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Afterwards we will head off to a bar for a quiet drink to discuss the performance.
Violins: David Brodowski, Catrin Win Morgan
Viola: Felix Tanner
Cello: Reinoud Ford
Brodowski Quartet were First Prize Winners of the 2008 Royal Overseas League Competition, “the brilliant Brodowski are a group to watch out for” The Independent.
The quartet members, originating from Germany, Wales, Scotland and England are based in London. They are currently ‘Associate Artists’ at the Anvil Concert Hall in Basingstoke and ‘Quartet is Residence’ at both Bristol University and Warwick School.
Last year they were recipients of the Richard Carne Fellowship for Chamber Ensembles at Trinity College of Music, where they previously held the Bulldog Scholarship for String Quartet.
The Quartet won the Second Prize at the 2009 ‘Gaetano Zinetti’ International Chamber Music Competition in Italy, also winning the Special Award of ‘Artists in Residence’ for 2010.
The Quartet was selected as Park Lane Group Young Artists for 2008, giving a critically acclaimed recital at the Purcell Room in London.
In 2007 they were winners of the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition in Italy and were also prize winners in the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition in the Netherlands broadcast live on Radio 4 Netherlands.
Since formation they have enjoyed performing in some of the foremost venues in the UK such as the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican Hall, Purcell Room, the Edinburgh Festival and Brighton Festival, where they won the latest7 magazine award for ‘Best Classical Music Act 2009’.
They have also performed extensively throughout Europe, notably in the Kronberg Festival, Orlando Festival, held a residency in Anghiari, Italy in 2007 and Verona in 2011. The Quartet has performed live on BBC Radio3 and this season sees them performing three times at the Wigmore Hall. They are featured on the virtuoso recorder player Jill Kemp’s forthcoming CD of 20th-century British recorder works (released in summer 2011).
The Quartet is dedicated to educational work, giving workshops and concerts in association with the Philharmonia Education Department, Anvil Arts, Glyndebourne Opera and the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust whose invaluable work increases awareness of Chamber Music amongst young people.
“a foursome to watch, up and coming young quartet”
The Times – one of six young international quartets named in this category as part of an article on the retirement of the Alban Berg Quartet.
“New kids on the Londonscene”
‘The brilliant Brodowski Quartet are a group to watch out for’
“These virtuosic young players demonstrated the flare with which they tackle the most challenging of works” The Strad Magazine.