A celebration of 40 years of outstanding performances by the Chilingirian Quartet with this leading ensemble joined by friends and colleagues from around the world. Since LDSM was founded in 1985, this internationally-renowned quartet have been constant supporters - sharing their passion for music with festival audiences, and inspiring the next generation through our International Summer Music Academy. A feast of music-making.
8:00pm, Saturday 6 August 2011
£24.50 / £17 / £10 Allocated Seating
the Paul Morgan Charitable Trust
Haydn Quartet in D minor, Op.42 (17')
Brahms Sextet in G, Op.36 (44')
Chausson Concerto in D for violin, piano and string quartet, Op.21 (40')
In 1971 four prizewinning musicians met in London and decided to dedicate themselves to chamber music. Within a short time the Chilingirian Quartet was making an impact, with BBC and World Service broadcasts soon followed by invitations to the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Bath festivals and to the most important cities throughout Europe.
Garfield Jackson was born in London into a family of jazz trumpet players with a wide-ranging appreciation of music. He began violin studies at the age of seven with Beryl Morreau, a viola student of Lionel Tertis and a founder member of the McNaghten String Quartet.
After early studies with William Pleeth, Robert Cohen's musical education continued with Jacqueline du Pré, André Navarra and Mistislav Rostropovich. He won the Suggia Prize, Young Concert Artists (New York), Piatigorsky and Unesco International competitions and the English Speaking Union Scholarship to Tanglewood.and made his concerto début at the age of 12 at the Royal Festival Hall.
After finishing her MA at the Tokyo University of the Arts with the Premier Prix 'Ataka Award', Emiko Tadenuma moved to London to study with Maria Curcio. In 1983 she won the 3rd prize at the Munich International Competition for violin and piano duo together with her husband, Kazuki Sawa.