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Wed, 11 Oct


St Mary's Creative Space

Chester Music Society: Celebrity Concert

The Brodsky Quartet

Chester Music Society: Celebrity Concert
Chester Music Society: Celebrity Concert

Time & Location

11 Oct 2023, 19:30

St Mary's Creative Space, St Mary's Hill, Chester CH1 2DW, UK

About the event

Stravinsky Three Pieces

Rachmaninoff Two Movements

Britten String Quartet No. 1

Shostakovich Two Pieces

Rachmaninoff Vocalise (arr. Paul Cassidy)

Debussy String Quartet

Tickets for this concert: £18. 

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Now celebrating their 50th anniversary, the Brodsky Quartet have enjoyed a busy international performing schedule, and have extensively toured the major festivals and venues throughout Australasia, North and South America, Asia, South Africa and Europe, as well as in the UK, where the quartet is based. Over the years, the Brodsky Quartet have undertaken numerous performances of the complete cycles of quartets by Schubert, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Webern and Bartok. It is, however, the complete Shostakovich cycle that has now become synonymous with their name: their 2012 London performance of the cycle resulted in their taking the prestigious title ‘Artistic Associate’ at London’s Kings Place – a residency which lasted ten years – and, in October 2016, they released their second recording of the cycle, this time live from the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.​

The quartet took their name from the great Russian violinist Adolf Brodsky, the dedicatee of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto and a passionate chamber musician. Krysia Osostowicz plays a violin made by Francesco Gofriller, 1720; Ian Belton’s violin is by Giovanni Paolo Maggini, c.1615. Paul Cassidy plays on La Delfina viola, c.1720, courtesy of Sra. Delfina Entrecanales and Jacqueline Thomas’s cello is by Thomas Perry of Dublin, 1785.

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