New Season

String Octet: Wihan Quartet with the Sacconi Quartet

 

Celebrity Concert
Wednesday 13 March 2019, 7.30pm

St Mary's Creative Space, Chester



 

 


As a unique experience for Chester Music Society we have invited two of the most illustrious string quartets to combine forces for a programme of chamber music for octet.

 

Wihan Quartet Sacconi Quartet
Leos Cepicky violin  Ben Hancox violin
Jan Schulmeister violin Hannah Dawson violin
Jakub Cepicky viola Robin Ashwell viola
Michal Kanka cello Cara Berridge cello


Shostokovich    Octet Op 11
Mendelssohn     Octet E flat Op 20
Enescu             Octet in C Op 7


The award-winning Sacconi Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Performing with style and commitment, the Quartet is known throughout the world for its creativity and integrity of interpretation. Formed in 2001, its four founder members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm. The Quartet have enjoyed a highly successful international career, performing regularly throughout Europe, at London’s major venues, in recordings and on radio.
The Wihan Quartet has been described by International Record Review as ‘ one of the best quartets in the world today.’ In 2015 the Quartet celebrated 30 years since its formation, and over the years it has developed an outstanding reputation for the interpretation of its native Czech heritage, and of the many classical, romantic and modern masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire.
Tickets £16
Ticket sales will commence on 1 September 2018