THE FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET
Coffee Concert - June 2nd at 11:30am
Shostakovich Quartet No. 9 and Beethoven Quartet Op. 135
RYEDALE FESTIVAL 2013
The FSQ will be returning to the Ryedale Festival in North Yorkshire for performances on July 22nd and 25th.
NEW CD: The String Quartets of JOHN RAMSAY
“A notable contribution to the British quartet repertoire… well worth getting to know. All I can do is to recommend these discs very strongly. The performances seem excellent as is the recording quality, and the booklet notes are splendid.” – Alexander Leonard (Musical Opinion) - five stars awarded.
“The playing is excellent and enthusiastic. All four of John Ramsay's String Quartets are worthy examples of the genre and undoubtedly deserve a place in the repertoire. They form an impressive cycle.” – John France (MusicWeb)
-NEW CD: String Quartets and Piano Quintet by MICHAEL BLAKE
ST ANDREWS - STRINGS IN SPRING (April 10-13, 2014)
Come to the beautiful and historic town of St Andrews and immerse yourself in four days of string chamber music training. Enjoy group sessions, lectures and seminars, and the option of individual tuition from members of the renowned Fitzwilliam Quartet and staff from the Music Centre at the University of St Andrews. Ready-formed string quartets and individual string players of a level equivalent to grade 6 or above are welcome to join this intensive course, combining the pleasures of great music, great company and a matchless location.