Nicholas Yonge Society

International Chamber Music in Lewes

Friday 24 March 2023

Arcadia Quartet with Katja Apekisheva (piano)
(Purchase tickets here)
Ana Török  Violin
Răsvan Dumitru  Violin
Traian Boală   Viola
Zsolt Török   Cello
Weinberg String Quartet No. 6
Mozart D minor Fantasy K397
Brahms Piano Quintet Op. 34

It is a real pleasure to welcome the Arcadia Quartet back to Lewes from Romania for their third visit: they were here in 2015 and 2018.  They have recorded the complete Bartók quartets with Chandos and are in the process of recording all 17 of Mieczysław Weinberg's string quartets; their first two Weinberg discs have had excellent reviews.  This time they are teaming up with pianist Katja Apekisheva to bring our concert season to a spectacular close.  

'The playing has such intensity....The result is an assault on the senses, piercing the heart of this unsettling music' The Financial Times. 

Born in Moscow, into a family of musicians, ​Katja Apekisheva attended the Gnessin Music School for exceptionally gifted children making her stage debut at the age of 12. She continued her studies in Jerusalem at the Rubin Music Academy and later at the Royal College of Music in London. From these auspicious beginnings she went on to be a Prizewinner of the Leeds International Piano competition and has gone on to enjoy a career performing with many of the world’s leading orchestras working with renowned conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, David Shallon, Jan Latham-Koenig and Alexander Lazarev.

As a recording artist, Katya has received widespread critical acclaim for her interpretations from Gramophone Magazine’s Editor’s Choice award and International Piano Magazine’s Critics’ choice to Classic FM’s CD of the week as well as a Classical Brit award. Katya’s discography includes solo and chamber works by Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Dvorak and Rachmaninov.

"A profoundly gifted artist"  Gramophone.

Visit The Arcadia Quartet's management website.

Visit Katja Apekishiva's website.