* Tonight's concert is generously supported by The Musicians' Company
Tereza Privratska (violin)
Julia Loucks (violin)
Stephanie Edmundson (violin)
Lauren Steel (cello)
Mozart Quartet in E flat K428
Beethoven Quartet in F minor Op.95 'Serioso'
Bartók Quartet No.4 Sz.91
....proceeded inexorably to final exquisite beauty. [The Strad]
Prize winners at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, the Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition, and the St Martin's Chamber Music Competition, the Jubilee Quartet was formed in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Music, London. They have won awards from organisations such as the Tillett Trust, the Park Lane Group, the Hattori Foundation, the Matin Musical Scholarship Fund, and the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
They have held fellowships at both the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and their mentors include Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet), and the Belcea Quartet.
The quartet has performed widely throughout the UK in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room, and this Summer performed the Shostakovich and Mendelssohn Octets with the Doric Quartet at Germany's Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The Jubilee Quartet would like to thank the Mears/Speers family for their generous support and the Stradivari Trust for their assistance in acquiring two fine violins and a viola for the quartet's use through a syndicate trust. For more information please visit www.stradivaritrust.org
Pre-concert talk by Roderick Swanston at 5.30pm in the Brockway Room:
MUSIC AND LANGUAGE
No one doubts music can communicate, but how and what is often a mystery. Some seek refuge in imagining music in pictures and treat its notes like words or visual images. But this will not do for abstract musical designs. For these we need a more sophisticated understanding of how notes and structures are selected and used, and how they convey meaning and emotion to listeners. This talk will explore these ideas in relation to two great abstract designs, Mozart E flat Quartet K428 and Bartók's mighty 4th String Quartet in "C".
Photo (c) Kaupo Kikkas