Brodsky Quartet Projects

Brodsky Quartet Projects

"It is hard to think of another quartet in which the musical personality of each player is so distinctive in character yet so complimentary to the overall effect. The totality was something quite overwhelming. A heady blend of rough unpolished fury, bleak stillness and whispered velvet..."
The Australian

Photo: Duncan Matthews

Productions

Shostakovich Quartets

Photo: Duncan Matthews

Shostakovich’s string quartets are seen by many as being autobiographical. They were written spanning 3 and a half decades from 1938 to 1974 from his early thirties to the year before he died. The Brodsky Quartet can perform all 15 quartets in 5 concerts over 3 days or spread over a season.

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Late Beethoven Quartet Cycle

Photo: Duncan Matthews

Three concerts covering the last years of the great composer’s string quartet output, from the ‘Harp’ to the last work he penned, the delightful ‘Rondo’ of opus 130, written to replace the misunderstood ‘Grosse Fugue’.

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On Wenlock Edge

The Brodsky Quartet team up with tenor Daniel Norman, and pianist Sholto Kynoch to perform Vaughan-William’s song cycle On Wenlock Edge accompanied by a live screening of a new animated film by puppeteer, Jeremy Hamway-Bidgood.

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Sir Willard White

Sir Willard White joins the Brodsky Quartet for an evening of American Songbook classics, plus much more besides.

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Schubert Quintet, with Laura van der Heijden

Photo: Chris Gloag

The internationally-renowned young cellist, Laura van der Heijden, joins the Brodsky Quartet for a performance of Schubert’s string quintet. The programme also includes one of Boccherini’s more playful string quintets, as well as the Borodin string quartet.

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About the Group

Since forming in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have performed over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world and have released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and an insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in a number of artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a prominent presence on the international chamber music scene, but also a rich and varied musical existence. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while their ongoing educational work provides a vehicle to pass on experience and stay in touch with the next generation.

Project Manager

Anna Edwards (Cambridge)
anna.edwards@hazardchase.co.uk