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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Sunday Concerts:
Barbican Quartet + Pre-Concert Talk

27th November 2022 · 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Doors open: 5:00pm

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Sunday Concerts: Barbican Quartet + Pre-Concert Talk

Barbican Quartet • 6.30pm

First prize winners of the 2019 Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music Competition, as well as the 2018 St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, the Barbican Quartet are quickly establishing themselves internationally.

For their Conway Hall début they offer a programme spanning over a century, from the “Father of the String Quartet” Joseph Haydn to Béla Bartók. They conclude with Schumann’s third quartet, dedicated to Mendelssohn and written in Schumann’s ‘chamber music year’ which also saw the composition of his Piano Quartet and Quintet, as well as two further string quartets.

Amarins Wierdsma (violin)
Kate Maloney (violin)
Christoph Slenczka (viola)
Yoanna Prodanova (cello)


Haydn | Quartet in F ‘The Dream’ Op.50/5
Bartók | Quartet No.4 in C Sz.91
Schumann | Quartet No.3 Op.41/3

Pre-Concert Talk with Robert Hugill • 5.30pm

The proud tradition of the Viennese string quartet sprang to life across many countries and cultural traditions. Bartok’s six mature string quartets span his whole compositional life and represent a remarkable musical diary as we watch his style develop, alongside the complex iterations in what it meant to be a Hungarian in the first half of the 20th century. These are works that have an important role in Conway’s Hall history too.


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Further Info

Tickets include entry to the pre-concert talk.

The bar will be open before the concert and during the interval, in our foyer.

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