Saturday 3rd October 2020
Maggini String Quartet
with Tatjana Masurenko (viola)
Haydn - Quartet in D Op 64 No. 5 (Lark)
Rawsthorne - Quartet No. 1
Vaughan-Williams - Phantasy Quintet
Mozart - Quintet in G minor KV516
Formed in 1988, the Maggini Quartet is one of the finest British string quartets. Its acclaimed recordings have won international awards including Gramophone Chamber Music Award of the Year, Diapason d’Or of the Year and a Cannes Classical Award, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards.
The Maggini Quartet’s commitment to new music has led to important commissions including works by James MacMillan, Robert Simpson, Eleanor Alberga and Roxanna Panufnik.
In addition to their concert activity, the members of the Quartet have an international reputation as chamber music coaches. They hold several UK residencies and have worked at the UK’s senior music institutions.
Tatjana Masurenko studied viola in St. Petersburg and later in Germany with Kim
Kashkashian and Nobuko Imai. Important influences on her artistic development
were Boris Pergamenschikow, György Kurtág, and Brigitte Fassbaender. Masu-
renko has performed as a soloist in Europe, Russia, and Asia. She has played with
orchestras such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Berlin Radio Symphony
Orchestra, the German Chamber Philharmonic in Bremen, and the NDR Radio
Philharmonic in Hanover, with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Marek
Janowski, and Gary Walker.