To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Brodsky Quartet have brought together a typically thoughtful and varied programme that mixes up musical styles and eras. The programme includes two Shostakovich string quartets; the Quartet’s recordings of all the string quartets by Shostakovich earned them the prestigious title of ‘Artistic Associate’ at London’s Kings Place so these works, ending each half of the concert will provide a fitting flair to finish the evening.
Since forming in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have performed over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world and have released more than 70 recordings. A natural curiosity and an insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in a number of artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a prominent presence on the international chamber music scene, but also a rich and varied musical existence. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while their ongoing educational work provides a vehicle to pass on experience and stay in touch with the next generation.
Now celebrating their 50th anniversary, the Brodsky Quartet have enjoyed a busy international performing schedule, and have extensively toured the major festivals and venues throughout Australasia, North and South America, Asia, South Africa and Europe, as well as in the UK, where the quartet is based. Over the years, the Brodsky Quartet have undertaken numerous performances of the complete cycles of quartets by Schubert, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Webern and Bartok. It is, however, the complete Shostakovich cycle that has now become synonymous with their name: their 2012 London performance of the cycle resulted in their taking the prestigious title ‘Artistic Associate’ at London’s Kings Place and, in October 2016, releasing their second recording of the cycle, this time live from the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.
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Doors open at 17:30 ready for a 18:00 start
Interval scheduled for 20 minutes, estimated finish time of 20:00
For children aged 6+
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