Hay Music is proud to present the Fitzwilliam String Quartet and Sinfonia Cymru to perform at St. Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye
for the final concert of the Third Hay Chamber Music Festival.
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
Haydn Symphony No. 45 “Farewell”
The Fitzwilliam String Quartet is amongst the longest established string quartets in the world. The current line-up combines founding member violist Alan George with a new generation of performers: violinists Lucy Russell and Marcus Barcham-Stevens, and cellist Sally Pendlebury. International recognition came early for FSQ, as the first group to record and perform all fifteen of Shostakovich's string quartets, drawing on the players' personal connection with the composer. Today, the FSQ performs a wide and diverse range of music from the late 17th century to the present day. It remains one of the few quartets to play on both historical and modern instrument set-ups and has brought over 50 new works to the repertoire. The FSQ has performed regularly across Britain, Europe, North America, the Far East, and Southern Africa, as well as making many award winning recordings for Decca, Linn, and Divine Art Records.
Sinfonia Cymru is a young and innovative chamber orchestra from Wales, made up of professional musicians in the early stages of their careers and is the first and only orchestra of its kind to be revenue-funded by the Arts Council of Wales. Founded in 1996 and typified by excellence, flexibility and innovation, Sinfonia Cymru delivers a hugely diverse programme of activities each year. In recent years, Sinfonia Cymru has performed with an enviable rostra of guest artists including Bryn Terfel, Alina Ibragimova, Benjamin Grosvenor, Rachel Podger, Carlo Rizzi, Llyr Williams and Catrin Finch. Sinfonia Cymru also features at music festivals every year and in 2016 performed with Bryn Terfel and Joseph Calleja at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, as well as two concerts as part of Wales Millennium Centre’s Festival of Voice. In October 2015, Sinfonia Cymru performed at the Royal Albert Hall alongside Danielle DeNiese, Alison Balsom, Sting and Michael Sheen in a broadcast concert for Sky Arts to celebrate Bryn Terfel’s 50th birthday. The orchestra has also broadcast on both S4C and BBC Wales. They joined The Fitzwilliam String Quartet in memorable performances at last year’s Hay Chamber Music Festival.
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