Visual arts: Carducci String Quartet to arrive in Huddersfield
Nov 26 2010 by Val Javin, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
THE Carducci String Quartet arrives in Huddersfield early next month and will receive a warm welcome, whatever the weather.
It is more than 18 months since these four young musicians were last in the town for a concert which delighted their audience.
It is hardly surprising that they have been invited back to play once more in the current Huddersfield Music Society season.
The quartet will play at St Paul’s Hall in Huddersfield on December 6 at 7.30pm.
This Anglo-Irish quartet comprises two married couples who are based in the UK.
The players are Matthew Denton (violin), Michelle Fleming (violin), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola) and Emma Denton.
Their programme will include Haydn’s Quartet No. 30 in E flat major (The Joke), op. 33, no. 2, Moeran’s String Quartet no 1 in A Minor, Beethoven’s String Quartet no11 in F minor, op 95 (Serioso) and String Quartet no 2 Company by Phillip Glass.
The Carducci Quartet is recognised as one as one of today’s most exciting young string quartets.
The ensemble holds residencies at Cardiff University and Dean Close School and is visiting quartet in residence at Trinity College of Music in London, Repton School and the Cork School of Music in Ireland.
They have a huge diary of concert commitments playing in this country, across Europe and in Japan.
This year has seen them widen that touring schedule to include Australia, South America and North America .
Their undoubted skills have won them a series of competitions and prizes and two years ago, the four were shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Chamber Music Award.
They have played in America’s Carnegie Hall, in Washington’s Library of Congress and in this country, held a residency at Aldeburgh.
In addition to its command of the classical repertoire, the quartet has gained an enviable reputation for its performances of contemporary works. The Carducci have also expanded their musical horizons by working with performers from other disciplines including the Henri Oguike and Random Dance companies.
Tickets from Mr Michael P Lord on 01484 310104 or from the website www.huddersfield-music-society.org.uk