Director of Music Simon Callaghan joins the Jubilee Quartet in Schnittke’s dark Piano Quintet. The evening also includes string quartets by Haydn and Beethoven.
Tereza Privratska (violin)
Julia Loucks (violin)
Stephanie Edmundson (viola)
Toby White (cello)
Simon Callaghan (piano)
Haydn String Quartet in G Op. 64 No. 4
Schnittke Piano Quintet
Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in F Op. 18 No. 1
Prize winners at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, the Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition, and the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition, the Jubilee Quartet was formed in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Music, London. They have won awards from organisations such as the Tillett Trust, the Park Lane Group, the Hattori Foundation, the Matin Musical Scholarship Fund, and the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
They have held fellowships at both the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and their mentors include Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet), and the Belcea Quartet.
The quartet has performed widely throughout the UK in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room, and this Summer performed the Shostakovich and Mendelssohn Octets with the Doric Quartet at Germany’s Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The Jubilee Quartet would like to thank the Mears/Speers family for their generous support and the Stradivari Trust for their assistance in acquiring two fine violins and a viola for the quartet’s use through a syndicate trust. For more information please visit www.stradivaritrust.org
Steinway Artist Simon Callaghan performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. His recent tours have taken him to Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and on two occasions to the Banff Centre in Canada. He has performed at all of the UK’s major concert halls including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and St David’s Hall Cardiff. 2017 saw Simon undertake concert tours in the UK, Italy, Germany, Holland and Switzerland.
His interest in rarely-performed works has led to invitations to perform concerti by Françaix, Tippett and the first UK performance since 1946 of Medtner’s 3rd Concerto. His rapidly-expanding discography includes solo works by Sterndale Bennett, Parry, Sacheverell Coke and two volumes of Delius with Parnassius Duo partner, Hiro Takenouchi, on the SOMM record label. In 2017 he will release his debut concerto recording for Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series: the first recordings of Roger Sacheverell Coke’s Concerti with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins.
Photo of Jubilee Quartet © Kaupo Kikkas
Pre-Concert Recital by Danols (guitar) 5:30pm in the Main Hall
In a rare solo recital, the colourful and wide-ranging capabilities of the electric guitar will be brought to life by Spanish guitarist, Danols. There will be no distortion, effects or other artificial enhancements. You will hear the warm, singing tone of this intrument in its purest form, rich in harmonic and dynamic possibilities. The programme will feature original compositions for the instrument alongside arrangements and improvisations on pieces by Ravel, Mompou, Piazzola and even The Beatles! Please join us for an intriguing and exciting start to the evening.