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21 Nov 2005 00:00 - 31 Jan 2006 00:00

Wihan Quartet

With their unique and spellbinding sound, The WIHAN QUARTET has made an impact in concert venues around the world. Heirs of the great school of Czech playing, the Quartet takes its name from Hanus Wihan (pronounced Hanush Veehan), the founder and cellist of the Bohemian Quartet and a close friend of Antonin Dvorak.


The Quartet was formed in 1985, and is still made up of the original four members. The Quartet has an outstanding reputation for the interpretation of its native Czech repertoire as well as for the many classical, romantic and modern masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire.


Since winning the London International String Quartet Competition in 1991, and a number of other major chamber music competitions, the Wihan Quartet has developed an impressive international career with regular visits to the US and Japan and to major festivals and concert halls throughout Europe.


The Quartet is 'Visiting Quartet in Residence' at Trinity College of Music, London and also works regularly for the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust and Pro Corda, the National School for Chamber Music, as well as sharing their skills with students throughout the UK.

They are regularly heard on BBC Radio 3 as well as radio and television in the Czech Republic and have made Europe-wide broadcasts on several occasions.





21 November 2005, 7.45 pm

Luton Music Club, Library Theatre , St Gerge’s Square, Luton

Haydn, Smetana: String Quartet No. 2 in D minor, Schubert


23 November 2005, 7.00 pm

Celebrity Concerts Society, St Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith

Dvorak: Piano Quintet

Suk: Meditation

Dvorak: Op. 96


25 November 2005

Bromley Music Club

Haydn, Mozart, Schubert


27 November 2005

Conway Hall, London

Haydn, Mozart, Schubert


21 January 2006, 7.30

Birmingham Chamber Music Society, Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

With St Petersburg String Quartet

Dvorak: Op. 96

Shostakovich: No. 7

Mendelssohn: Octet


25 January 2006

Keele Music Society

Beethoven, Dvorak: Op. 96, Schubert


28 January 2006

Norfolk & Norwich Music Club

With St Petersburg String Quartet

Brahms: Sextet Op. 11

Schubert: Quintet


29 January 2006

Norfolk & Norwich Music Club


With St Petersburg String Quartet

Dvorak: Viola Quintet

Bargiel: Octet


Shostakovich: Octet

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

Mendelssohn: Octet


31 January 2006

Turber Sims Concer Hall, Southampton

Shostakovich: No. 11

Dvorak: Op. 96

Mendelssohn: Octet



More information about the quartet on www.wihanquartet.cz



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W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


From: 21 Nov 2005 00:00
To: 31 Jan 2006 00:00


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