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Chiaroscuro Quartet Chiaroscuro Quartet

Supported by
James and Morag Anderson

Sunday 12 January
  • Running time: 
    1 hour, 45 minutes

Formed in London in 2005, the young Chiaroscuro Quartet has already garnered widespread praise for its invigorating, sharply focused performances. Led by acclaimed violin soloist Alina Ibragimova, the Quartet specialises in music from the string quartet’s early years, using period instruments in subtle yet incisive readings of classical repertoire.

To begin their recital, the Chiaroscuro players contrast two quartets that Mozart wrote in homage to Haydn: the playful, high-spirited F major, written when Mozart was only 17, and the searching geniality of the later E flat Quartet. After the interval, they perform Schubert’s ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet, a lyrical, introspective piece revered for its huge dramatic and emotionalœscope.

‘consummate and seemingly effortless virtuosity’
BBC Music Magazine

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

The Queen's Hall

85-89 Clerk Street

Supported by
James and Morag Anderson



Chiaroscuro Quartet

String Quartet in F K168
String Quartet in E flat K428

String Quartet in A minor 'Rosamunde'

Image: Sussie Ahlburg

This event was part of a previous Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The Festival 2014 programme is now live. Visit the events block to find out more. Public bookings will open on Saturday 29 March.