Saturday 5 October 2013
Vanbrugh String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet in F Op.18 no.1,
Janacek Quartet no.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvorak Quartet in A flat Op.105
Winner of the 1988 London International String Quartet Competition and now in its twenty-fourth concert season, the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet is one of Europe's most successful ensembles internationally recognised for its beauty of sound, clarity of texture and integrity of interpretation within an unusually wide and varied range of repertoire. Familiar visitors to all the main UK festivals the Vanbrugh Quartet also broadcasts frequently for BBC Radio 3 and performs regularly at London’s Wigmore Hall and South Bank.
The Quartet enjoys a thriving international career with past appearances including concerts in Berlin (Konzerthaus), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Hungary (Liszt Academy), Poland (Lancut Festival), Spain (Galicia Festival), Flanders Festival, Menuhin Festival, Gstaad plus numerous visits to Scandinavia where recordings were made of the complete Beethoven quartets. The quartet tours the USA on a regular basis with performances in Carnegie Hall, New York and The Kennedy Centre in Washington.
In January 2009 the Quartet took up a new post as lecturers in chamber music at DIT, Dublin, continuing their work developing chamber music in Ireland.
Hyperion have released the second of two Vanbrugh Quartet CDs of chamber music by Charles Villiers Stanford. This was featured as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine in February 2006. The Quartet’s recording of three of Boccherini’s cello quintets on Hyperion was also featured as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine.