Nicholas Yonge Society

International Chamber Music in Lewes

Friday 25 February 2022

Chiaroscuro String Quartet
(Purchase​ tickets here)
Alina Ibragimova Violin
Pablo Hernán Benedí Violin
Emilie Hörnlund Viola
Claire Thirion Cello
Purcell A selection of Fantasias
Haydn String Quartet Op. 33 No. 5 in G major
Beethoven String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No. 3 'Razumovsky'

Formed in 2005, The Chiaroscuro Quartet was described as "a trailblazer for the authentic performance of High Classical chamber music" in Gramophone. This international ensemble performs music of the Classical and early Romantic periods on gut strings and with historical bows. The quartet’s unique sound – described in The Observer as "a shock to the ears of the best kind" is highly acclaimed by audiences and critics all over Europe.

The Chiaroscuro Quartet was a prize-winner of the German Förderpreis Deutschlandfunk/Musikfest Bremen in 2013 and received Germany’s most prestigious CD award, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2015 for their recording of Mozart’s Quartet in D minor, K. 421 and Mendelssohn’s Second String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13. Among the ensemble’s chamber music partners are renowned artists such as Kristian Bezuidenhout, Trevor Pinnock, Jonathan Cohen, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Chen Halevi, Malcolm Bilson and Christophe Coin.

Since 2009, The Chiaroscuro Quartet has been artist-in-residence in Port-Royal-des-Champs giving a concert series dedicated to Mozart’s string quartets.

Visit The Chiaroscuro String Quartet's website.