Film Shorts and Fragments + Shostakovich String Quartet No. 9

 

Film Shorts and Fragments + Shostakovich String Quartet No. 9 / bar & food from 6pm / event begins at 8pm / £5 / click on the image to book

A night of journeying into Shostakovich’s string quartet No. 9 in E flat, Op. 117, guided by the extraordinary The Evropska Quartet. Short films and film fragments inspired by Shostakovich’s early Soviet origins will lead the audience closer to Shostakovich’s world, before a recital from the Quartet.

The Evropska Quartet is a young British string quartet comprising graduates of the Royal Northern and Guildhall colleges of music. Described as a ‘quartet to watch’ by Seen and Heard International, the group perform regularly both in London and throughout Europe, recently appearing at the 200th Anniversary Lizst Festival in Switzerland and Westminster Abbey, London.

Formed in the summer of 2010, a month later they were awarded a full scholarship to study at The Curso Internacional de Musica in Spain with The Badke Quartet. In October 2010 the quartet was offered the opportunity to study with Pavel Fischer (Skampa Quartet) in Prague, where they were resident until the summer of 2011. During this time the Evropska Quartet performed in and around Prague, returning to the UK for concert series’ in London and around the UK. They also received masterclasses from the Skampa and Wihan Quartets. In December 2010 they collaborated with Czech folk group Bardolino and Pavel Fischer to perform one of his own compositions and a set of Janacek folk songs.

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