Sunday 16 January 2022 7:30PM

Belcea Quartet; Quatuor Ebène

Enescu and Mendelssohn


This concert is repeated on Monday 17 January 7:30PM


This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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  • Belcea Quartet
  • Corina Belcea violin
  • Axel Schacher violin
  • Krzysztof Chorzelski viola
  • Antoine Lederlin cello
  • Quatuor Ebène
  • Pierre Colombet violin
  • Gabriel Le Magadure violin
  • Marie Chilemme viola
  • Raphaël Merlin cello

Two of the world’s great quartets join together for two works – the superb and much loved Mendelssohn Octet, famously written when the prodigy was just 16 years old, and a much less familiar work by another exceptional musician. Violinist, pianist, conductor and teacher George Enescu is also widely regarded as Romania’s most significant composer; his Octet dates from 1900 but owing to its difficulty was not premièred until 1909.

  • George Enescu (1881-1955)
      • String Octet in C Op. 7
  • Interval
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
      • Octet in E flat Op. 20

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