Monday 23 November 2015 7:30PM

Cancelled: quartet-lab

György Kurtág, Bartók and Beethoven

Additional notes

Cancelled Concert
Owing to tendonitis, Patricia Kopatchinskaja is no longer able to perform on this date, and so the concert has unfortunately been cancelled. There will be no replacement concert.


  • quartet-lab
  • Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
  • Isabelle van Keulen violin
  • Lilli Maijala viola
  • Pieter Wispelwey cello

Each of quartet-lab’s members are superb soloists in their own right. Together they explore the alchemy of ensemble playing, challenging conventions and developing bold musical ideas in the moment of performance.

‘In a single evening, quartet-lab created a framework within which anything was possible, permissible, and comprehensible: a “framework” without any of the ossified frames of classical-concert convention’, noted the Guardian following the ensemble’s sensational Wigmore Hall concert in October 2014.

  • György Kurtág (b.1926)
        • String Quartet Op. 1
  • Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
        • String Quartet No. 4 BB95
  • Interval
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
        • String Quartet in E flat major Op. 127
        • The musicians of quartet-lab with perform additional works, to be announced from the stage.

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