The London-based Castalian String Quartet made its debut on our series in 2018 and has continued to distinguish itself as one of the most dynamic, sophisticated young string quartets performing today. Recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2019 Young Artists Award, the quartet received the prestigious inaugural Merito String Quartet Award and Valentin Erben Prize in 2018, and also won a coveted Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award.
HAYDN: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2 “Fifths”
FANNY MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet in E-flat major
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887
“They’re terrific: violinists who seem capable of anything, layering a gleaming finish (often the key to a really luminous quartet sound) on a viola player with a tone like crushed velvet and a cellist who sounds like old gold.” — The Spectator
Ticket prices: A: $85 B: $60 C: $25