The players of France’s Ébène Quartet bring this year’s Queen’s Hall concerts to a thrilling conclusion.
Praised for their inspirational performances and for a musical maturity well beyond their years, over the last decade they have steadily marked out a reputation as one of the world’s most compelling and sought-after ensembles.
As at home in sophisticated jazz and pop arrangements as they are in classical music, they bring an all-classical concert rich in contrasts.
Haydn’s brightly coloured ‘Emperor’ Quartet is one of his most popular chamber pieces, famous for its slow-movement melody which later became the German national anthem. Mendelssohn wrote his richly Romantic Second Quartet when he was just 18, and Bartók’s Fourth Quartet is a tour de force of virtuosity and expression.
‘one of the most dynamic and talented ensembles of its kind’
The Boston Globe
Haydn String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 'Emperor'
Bartók String Quartet No 4
Mendelssohn String Quartet No 2 in A minor