Saturday 24 January 2015
Doric String Quartet with Alasdair Beaton (piano)
Haydn - String Quartet Op.76 no.1
Janacek - String Quartet No.2
Brahms - Piano Quintet Opus 34
Since its formation in 1998 the Quartet has performed across the world and collaborated with artists including Ian Bostridge, Philip Langridge, Mark Padmore, Alexander Melnikov, Daniel Müller-Schott, Chen Halevi and the Florestan Trio. In autumn 2010 the Quartet made its highly acclaimed American debut with recitals at the Frick Museum in New York and Library of Congress in Washington, and now returns for annual tours to North America. Other recent highlights include recitals at the Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and in Brussels, Frankfurt, Madrid, Moscow, Paris and Prague. In addition to their regular appearances at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern the Quartet has performed at the Carinthischer Sommer, Delft Chamber Music, East Neuk, Grafanegg, Incontri in Terra di Siena, North Norfolk and Schwetzinger Festivals. The Quartet also enjoys a close relationship with Wigmore Hall in London. Further afield they have toured to Japan, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.
Highlights of the 2013/14 season included return visits to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Hamburg Laeiszhalle as well as recitals at Frankfurt Alte Oper de Singel (Antwerp) and in Hamburg, Madrid, Valencia, Bologna and Aarhus. Engagements across the UK included performances at the Wigmore Hall as well as a continuation of their long term residency at the Wiltshire Music Centre. The Quartet returned to Australia in November 2013 to perform at the Huntington Festival and will tour New Zealand in July 2014.