Gildas at the King's Lynn Festival
Jul
24
11:00 am11:00

Gildas at the King's Lynn Festival

  • King's Lynn Town Hall

Join us for a hearty late-morning concert of two cherished cornerstones of the string quartet repertoire. Haydn and Beethoven are at the height of their powers for "Fifths" and Razumovsky 2. Also, we're delighted to be presenting a new work by young composer Ben Pease-Barton. 

Haydn - op. 76, no. 2, 'Fifths'
Ben Pease-Barton - 'Flytande'
Beethoven - op. 59, no. 2

Tickets are available here!

Concertos at St Martin's
Jul
28
7:30 pm19:30

Concertos at St Martin's

  • Saint Martin-In-The Fields London, England, WC2N United Kingdom

Classic favourites at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Anna, Gemma, and Christopher are featured playing concertos by Bach and Vivaldi. We're joined by Huw Clement-Evans on oboe and the fantastic players of the London Musical Arts Orchestra.

Vivaldi – ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’ from Four Seasons
Vivaldi – Cello Concerto in C minor
Marcello – Oboe Concerto in D minor
Bach – Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D minor

For tickets and full information, Click Here!

Music at St Peter's Wallingford
Jul
29
8:00 pm20:00

Music at St Peter's Wallingford

  • St Peter's Church

We are performing three staples of the quartet repertoire in the beautiful church of St Peter in Wallingford. 

Haydn - op. 64 no. 5 'The Lark'

Ravel - Quartet 

Beethoven - Quartet in E minor op. 59 no. 2

Dartington International Summer School
Aug
19
Aug 26

Dartington International Summer School

  • Dartington Hall

We are joining Michael Finnissy to work with the composers of the Advanced Composition course at Dartington 2017. In the middle of the week we'll also be performing George Crumb's Black Angels in an atmospheric late night concert in the Great Hall. 

Four Seasons and Bach Double at St Martin's
Aug
31
7:30 pm19:30

Four Seasons and Bach Double at St Martin's

  • Saint Martin-In-The-Fields London, England, WC2N United Kingdom

An evening of baroque delights as Christopher and Gemma play Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Bach's Concerto for Two Violins with the London Musical Arts Orchestra. 

Mozart – Divertimento in D
Bach – Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

For full information and tickets, Click Here.

Lunch in Stratford-upon-Avon
Sep
28
12:00 pm12:00

Lunch in Stratford-upon-Avon

  • The ArtsHouse

We're pleased to bits to join forces with clarinettist Jack McNeill as part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival for some Fantastic Howell's and Mozart's inimitable quintet. And we might just have time for a short number from everyone's favourite little mushroom.

Howells – Fantasy Quintet, Op. 31
Schubert – Quartettsatz, D. 703
Mozart – Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 518

For tickets, Click Here.

Gildas & Jack at Barber Institute
Oct
6
12:00 am00:00

Gildas & Jack at Barber Institute

  • Barber Institute of Fine Arts

We're returning to the Barber Institute with clarinettist Jack McNeill for a Brahms' late masterwork, along with some lush Howells. 

Repertoire to include:
Howells – Fantasy Quintet, Op. 31
Brahms – Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Howard Skempton: Birthday Concert
Oct
13
7:30 pm19:30

Howard Skempton: Birthday Concert

  • Kings Place

We are excited to take part in Howard Skempton's birthday concert at Kings Place, performing his Clarinet Quintet with Jack McNeill, 'Catch' for string quartet and a London premiere of 'Expectancy' for choir and string quartet.

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/music/howard-skempton-birthday-concert#.WSb8_GjyvIU

Octet Tour with Aurea Quartet (Nov. 1-3)
Nov
1
7:30 am07:30

Octet Tour with Aurea Quartet (Nov. 1-3)

Sextets and Octets aplenty. Over three days, we'll be touring Scotland with our buddies from the Aurea Quartet, giving performances of Korngold Sextet, Strauss Sextet, and Mendelssohn Octet in Dundee (Nov. 1st), Glasgow (Nov. 2nd), and Kelso (Nov. 3rd). We can't wait!

 


Gildas at the King's Lynn Festival
Jul
23
3:00 pm15:00

Gildas at the King's Lynn Festival

  • Westacre Theatre

We're delighted to join clarinettist Matthew Scott for an afternoon treat. Haydn's soaring "Lark" quartet is followed by the Brahms' brooding late masterwork. 

Haydn - op. 64 no. 5 'The Lark'
Brahms - Clarinet Quintet, op. 115.

Tickets available here! 

New English Ballet Theatre at the Cheltenham Festival
Jul
16
7:30 pm19:30

New English Ballet Theatre at the Cheltenham Festival

We are delighted to return to Cheltenham Festival with the New English Ballet Theatre to perform Camargo Guarnieri's String Quartet as part of the ballet 'Vertex' by Daniella Cardim Fonteyne. 

 

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/whats-on/grid

Music at St Mary's Kingswood
Jun
27
7:30 pm19:30

Music at St Mary's Kingswood

  • St Mary's Church

We're delighted to return to Wotton-under-Edge for a musical feast! Programme to feature sumptuous Korngold, whirling Wolf, and one of Beethoven's greatest. A tour de force and a grand old lark in the same evening! Great fun for all!

Haydn  Op 64 No. 5 "The Lark”
Korngold No. 2
Wolf Italian Serenade
Beethoven Op 59, No 2

St Magnus Octets with the Edinburgh Quartet
Jun
21
7:30 pm19:30

St Magnus Octets with the Edinburgh Quartet

  • St Magnus Cathedral Kirkwall Orkney

Join us in the round as we come together with the wonderful Edinburgh Quartet for two rarely heard octets. The programme pairs Shostakovich's young (and ever so slightly bonkers!) octet with Svendsen's critically acclaimed romantic masterwork. Youthful exuberance and full-blooded romance – sounds like an evening well spent!

Alasdair Nicolson  Quartet No. 3 “Slanting Rain”
Shostakovich   Octet
Janáček  Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Svendsen   Octet in A, Op. 3

For full details and tickets, click here!

St Magnus International Festival
Jun
19
1:00 pm13:00

St Magnus International Festival

  • St Magnus Cathedral Kirkwall Orkney

We're pleased to bits to be heading to the St Magnus Festival in Orkney this June to give the world première of Philip Cashian's latest quartet. This concert also marks the first concert of our First Nights, Last Rites concert series, where we commission new works from some of our favourite composers to be paired with a late masterwork of the composer's choosing. In this case, Philip was very enthusiastic to write a piece to be paired with Schubert's "Death and the Maiden", his favourite quartet. This is a concert not to be missed!

Philip Cashian String Quartet No. 2  *World Première*
Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D.810 "Death and the Maiden"

For full details and tickets, follow the link!

Conway Hall
May
14
6:30 pm18:30

Conway Hall

  • Conway Hall

We return to one of our favourite venues for a traditional early evening concert followed by a special post-concert event featuring Janacek's first quartet.

The main performance features Haydn Op.77 no.1 quartet in G major and Frank Bridge Quartet no. 4. Afterwards join us for a glass of wine as we discard the music stands and play Janacek Quartet no. 1 'Kreutzer Sonata' from memory and from the centre of the audience as part of a 'Music in Motion' event. 

More Info

https://conwayhall.org.uk/event/gildas-quartet-2/

Residency in Malvern
May
10
May 13

Residency in Malvern

We are very excited to be returning for a second year to the beautiful Malvern Hills where we will rehearse new repertoire and give a private house concert. 

The Shed at Kansas Smitty's
May
4
9:00 pm21:00

The Shed at Kansas Smitty's

  • Kansas Smitty's

Join us for a cocktail or a beer as we return to Kansas Smitty's on Broadway Market to play a selection of music including Cheryl Frances-Hoad's 'My Day From Hell', Schubert's Quartettsatz and movements from Bridge Quartet no. 4. 

Leamington Music with Jack McNeill
May
2
12:00 pm12:00

Leamington Music with Jack McNeill

  • Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

We're joining forces with Jack McNeill for Clarinet Quintets aplenty! This time, we feature the Skempton and Howells quintets, while returning to two of our favourite works for quartet, the brilliant A Major Haydn op. 20 no. 6, and Schubert's inimitable Quartet Quartettsatz. 

Haydn - Op.20 no.6
Skempton - Clarinet Quintet
Schubert - String Quartet D703
Howells - Rhapsodic Quintet

Full information here.

Workshop with Junior Academy composers
Apr
29
3:00 pm15:00

Workshop with Junior Academy composers

  • Royal Academy of Music

We're returning to Junior Academy as part of our year-long residency, this time to workshop the pieces that have been composed for us during the year before the public performance in May.

Haydn - Seven Last Words at St Martin in the Fields
Apr
10
1:00 pm13:00

Haydn - Seven Last Words at St Martin in the Fields

  • St Martin in the Fields

One of our favourite concerts of the year, this will be our fourth visit to perform the annual lunchtime concert of Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross at St Martin in the Fields. It's a wonderful setting for such a powerful work.

Sowerby Music Society Recital with Alexander Baillie
Apr
8
12:00 am00:00

Sowerby Music Society Recital with Alexander Baillie

  • St. Oswald's Church Sowerby, North Yorkshire

Playing Schubert's Quintet with Alexander Baillie was one of our highlights of 2016 so we are very excited that he will be joining us again in Sowerby. We are pairing it with another great Austrian work, Korngold's second quartet, which is as charming and colourful as the Schubert is profound.  

Korngold - Quartet no. 2 in E flat major

Schubert - Quintet in C major 

Scotland Octet Tour - Kirckaldy
Apr
5
7:30 pm19:30

Scotland Octet Tour - Kirckaldy

The final night of the first installment of our Scottish Tour with the wonderful Aurea Quartet. Featuring Korngold, Strauss, and Mendelssohn's ever-popular octet.

Scotland Octet Tour - Peebles
Apr
4
7:30 pm19:30

Scotland Octet Tour - Peebles

  • Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre

The second concert in our Scotland tour with the Aurea Quartet, playing Strauss, Korngold and Mendelssohn.

http://www.eastgatearts.com/calendar/mip-aurea-and-gildas-quartets

Scotland Octet Tour – Perth
Apr
3
7:30 pm19:30

Scotland Octet Tour – Perth

  • St John's Kirk

We're delighted to join forces with the Aurea Quartet for a rousing evening of Strauss, Korngold, and Mendelssohn. It's such a rare treat to play these pieces – it would be a shame to miss it!

Strauss Sextet from Capriccio
Korngold Sextet
Mendelssohn Octet

http://www.perthchambermusic.org.uk/

Bollington Arts Centre
Mar
18
7:30 pm19:30

Bollington Arts Centre

  • Bollington Arts Centre

Quite simply, Korngold is underplayed. Which is something we don't understand, as his music – particularly his chamber music – is extraordinary. Explore his lush, majestic, and occasionally quirky soundscapes in this brilliant quartet. Mozart's E-flat quartet features some of his most achingly beautiful writing, charmingly presented through exquisite understatement. But first, join us for a jaunty, all too brief tour of the Italian countryside.

Wolf Italian Serenade
Mozart Quartet in Eb major, K428
Korngold Quartet No.2

Franck Quintet at Birmingham Conservatoire
Feb
22
3:00 pm15:00

Franck Quintet at Birmingham Conservatoire

  • Birmingham Conservatoire

As part of Birmingham Conservatoire's 'Parisienne' Festival we will be performing Franck's Piano Quintet.

http://issuu.com/birminghamconservatoire/docs/spring_17_final/25?e=2/41570415

Gildas with the London Musical Arts Orchestra
Feb
18
7:30 pm19:30

Gildas with the London Musical Arts Orchestra

  • St Martin in the Fields

Our final concert of the Winter season with London Musical Arts. We're performing Mozart's Divertimento in F major and joining the orchestra for a selection of Handel, Boccerini and Vivaldi.

http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/vivaldi-four-seasons-by-candlelight-17/

Clitheroe Concerts Society
Dec
7
7:30 pm19:30

Clitheroe Concerts Society

  • Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Perhaps our most epic programme of the year. Join us to explore Schubert's testament to Death, Haydn's celebrated 'Lark', and Bartok's masterful first quartet – written at the young age of 27, and already a formidable answer to Beethoven's 131. 

Haydn 'Lark' Quartet in Bb major, Op. 64, No. 3
Bartok Quartet No. 1
Schubert 'Death and the Maiden' Quartet in D minor, D810

Manchester Mid-day Concert
Nov
17
1:10 pm13:10

Manchester Mid-day Concert

  • Bridgewater Hall

From flights of fancy to tumultuous terrors, join us in the Bridgewater Hall for two of the quartet's favourites! 

Wolf Italian Serenade in G major
Schubert 'Death and the Maiden' Quartet in d minor, No. 14, D810

 

Sheffield Songmakers: Reimann & Raphaela
Nov
13
4:30 pm16:30

Sheffield Songmakers: Reimann & Raphaela

  • Firth Hall, University of Sheffield

We're joined once again by outstanding soprano Raphaela Papadakis for the adventurous and highly imaginative Reimann settings of classic songs by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms. 

Full details and tickets here.