Many audience members will still recall the Enescu Octet as one of the highlights of our 2002 festival, performed by the combined forces of the Chilingirian and Belcea quartets. The second quartet performed this evening reflects national folk music of the composer's native Romania, and is widely regarded as one of the crowning glories of his chamber music output. Framed by the Classical authors of chamber music, which also influenced Enescu as performer, this performance shouldn't be missed.
8:00pm, Monday 30 July 2012
£21, £10 (£10 limited restricted view standby seats available on the day) Zoned Seating
Haydn Quartet in D major, Op.76 No.5 20'
Enescu Quartet No.2 in G major, Op.22 No.2 28'
Mozart Quintet in C major for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello K515 34'
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.