Tuesday 14 November 2017 1:00PM

Oliver Stankiewicz oboe; Castalian String Quartet

YCAT Lunchtime Concert

Additional notes

Change of Programme
The programme for this concert has changed from previously advertised and will now be as listed below.


  • Oliver Stankiewicz oboe
  • Castalian String Quartet
  • Sini Simonen violin
  • Daniel Roberts violin
  • Charlotte Bonneton viola
  • Christopher Graves cello

In 2015, French oboist Olivier Stankiewicz was appointed principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra. In the same year he won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists international auditions. Olivier is joined by the Castalian Quartet, a rapidly emerging voice on the international chamber music scene after winning 1st Prize at the 2015 Lyon International Competition and 3rd Prize at the 2016 Banff Competition.

‘Olivier Stankiewicz’s lovely mellow oboe tone could lull even the most insomniac Titania to restful repose.’ Bachtrack

‘They seize motives with the core of their sound and press them into a service of thematic contiguity that is enviable, like an orator who knows how to convince with both passion and persuasion. The Castalian Quartet makes the simplest things we hear into the most important things we could ever want to hear.’ Calgary Herald

  • YCAT is grateful for support from the International Music and Art Foundation, the Anthony Nesbitt Fund, the Paul Woodhouse Fund and the legacy of Richard Oake for this series.
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • Phantasy Quartet in F minor for oboe and string trio Op. 2
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
        • Violin Sonata in G minor H542.5 (arr. Olivier Stankiewicz for oboe and strings)
  • Gilles Silvestrini (b.1961)
      • Six Études pour Hautbois
        • I, V, III
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        • Oboe Quartet in F major K370

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