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Program

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.

 

 

Concerts:

 

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

am

With St Petersburg String Quartet

Dvorak: Viola Quintet

Bargiel: Octet

pm

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

 

Venue:

116 Long Acre
WC2E 9PA London
United Kingdom

Date

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

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