ONE of the most exciting young string quartets arrives in Huddersfield on Monday.
The Carducci String Quartet plays at St Paul’s Hall on the university campus at 7.30pm as part of the Huddersfield Music Society recital season.
The quartet comprises Matthew Denton (violin), Michelle Fleming (violin), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola) and Emma Denton (cello).
This exciting Anglo-Irish foursome studied with members of the Amadeus, Alban Berg, Chilingirian, Takacs and Vanbrugh quartets and, as part of the ProQuartet professional training programme in France, studied with Gyorgy Kurtag, Walter Levin and Paul Katz.
Their technical skill and musical insight has won them competitions, awards and a devoted following.
Today, their musical excellence is in demand at conservatoires around the UK and Ireland.
In addition to touring worldwide, they hold residencies at Trinity College of Music in London, Cardiff University, Cork School of Music and the Gloucester Academy of Music and have recently established their own record label, Carducci Classics.
As a group of young musicians, the quartet are passionate about taking classical music to the next generation and run chamber music courses for young musicians in France and Ireland.
At Monday’s concert, the quartet will play Haydn’s String Quartet Op 20 No. 4, the Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 and Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.