Castalian Quartet dressed in smart white outfits standing in front of a grand building
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Classical Music

Castalian String Quartet

Coffee Concert Series 2024/25
Sun 19 Jan 2025, 11:00
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The Castalian String Quartet is taking the international chamber music scene by storm for interpretations 'full of poetry, joy and sorrow, realised to such perfection' (The Observer).

They are the first Hans Keller String Quartet in Residence at the University of Oxford and were named Young Artist of the Year at the 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards. In August 2023, they premiered Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new string quartet Awake at the Edinburgh International Festival, followed by the Belgian and Netherlands premieres at deSingel Antwerp and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Formed in 2011, the quartet studied with Oliver Wille at the Hochschule für Musik, Hannover, before being selected by the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2016. They were awarded First Prize at the 2015 Lyon International Chamber Music Competition and in 2018 were recipients of the inaugural Merito String Quartet Award and Valentin Erben Prize, and a prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

'The Castalians captivated with earthy dark timbres...What an entertaining, stimulating, witty evening!'
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Harald Eggebrecht, 4/4/2022