Chilingirian String Quartet Concert
Sat 11 May 2019
Chilingirian Quartet are one of the world’s most celebrated and widely-travelled ensembles. Join them as they play in the beautiful surroundings of Windmill Hill.
The Chilingirian Quartet
Levon Chilingirian and Mark Butler, violins
Susie Mezaros, viola
Stephen Orton, cello
with Simon Rowland-Jones, viola
Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor Op.95 ‘Serioso’
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Op.11
Mozart: String Quintet in D K
London has always been a meeting-point for the world’s musicians. It was in London in 1971 that four prize-winning musicians met and decided to dedicate themselves to chamber music. In 1976, a triumphant debut in New York made them a sought-after group throughout the United States. The Quartet has since made over 15 coast-to-coast tours of the USA and Canada. Extensive tours of Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, and the Far East make them as well known around the world.
From 1998 to 2013, the group was the first-ever Quartet-in-Residence at the Royal College of Music, where it offered masterclasses to many of the world’s most promising young musicians.
Recently they developed a close affiliation with Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, having been invited to create a new Chamber Music Academy in Venezuela.
They have also appeared on TV and radio programmes around the world, including an ongoing series of broadcasts for the BBC. Now in its fourth decade, the Chilingirian Quartet continues to tour, record and teach, amassing one of the music world’s most impressive resumés.
Important things to know:
- Guests will park in the Visitor car park and be transferred by shuttle bus to Windmill Hill
- One complimentary drink (hot, soft or wine) included in the ticket price
- Unreserved seating
- Cash bar available if you wish to purchase further drinks