Music Network is delighted to present a concert by the exceptionally talented Carducci Quartet at Roscommon Arts Centre on Thursday 19th May at 8pm. The concert will include works by Haydn, Schubert, Brian Boydell and Mendelssohn. Tickets are €15 / €12 and are available from Tel. 090 6625824. This concert is promoted by Music Network and Roscommon Arts Centre.
The Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today's most successful young string quartets. Based in the UK, the quartet holds residencies at Cardiff University and Dean Close School and is visiting quartet in residence at Trinity College of Music in London, Repton School and the Cork School of Music in Ireland. Regulars at London's Wigmore Hall, they perform throughout the UK, including their own festival in Highnam, Glos.
Winner of many competitions at home and abroad, the Anglo-Irish Carducci quartet has established an enthusiastic international following with over 90 concerts worldwide each year. In 2009-10 there were tours of Spain, Ireland, Colombia, Australia and the USA, including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Other appearances include at Carnegie Hall, Washington Library of Congress, Tivoli Concert Hall, National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Verbier, West Cork and Wratislavia Cantans Festivals.
Among the highlights of 2011 will be the world premiere of a new quartet by Arlene Sierra, in Stanford USA, and the UK premiere at the Cheltenham International Festival in July, collaborations with Charles Owen, Natalie Clein, Simon Rowland-Jones and Libor Novacek, and as the guest quartet at the Trasimeno Music Festival in Italy this summer, performances will include the Elgar Quintet with pianist Angela Hewitt.
The Carducci Quartet's success includes an Aldeburgh residency, broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, RTE Lyric FM and BBC television, a cycle of the complete Bartok quartets and a Naxos recording of the Philip Glass quartets. They have received wide critical acclaim for recordings on their own record label 'Carducci Classics', launched with a CD of Haydn Quartets. Other recordings include two world premiere recordings featuring 20th-century works by G. Whettam ('recording of the month' MusicWeb International) and J. Horovitz (‘beautifully crafted works...excellent performances', BBC Music Magazine), and a Vivaldi and Piazzolla with the Katona Twins Guitar Duo for Channel Classics.
Their educational work includes performances for school children supported by their own trust, the Carducci Music Trust, the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust and West Cork Music. They also regularly coach on the National Youth String Quartet Weekend, run by the London String Quartet Foundation at Chetham's School of Music.
Haydn Op.33, No.3 "The Bird"
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703
Brian Boydell Adagio and Scherzo, Op. 89
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6 in f minor, Op.80