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Hay Music: The Schubert Ensemble
Friday 3rd November 2017, 7pm
Hay Music: The Schubert Ensemble


Hay Music is proud and delighted to welcome the renowned Schubert Ensemble.

Programme
Piers Hellawell - The Building of Curves for piano quartet
Martinu - Piano Quintet No. 2
Dvorak - Piano Quintet Op. 81

Since its first concert in January 1983 the Schubert Ensemble has become widely recognized as one of the world's leading exponents of music for piano and strings. The ensemble has performed in over 40 different countries, has over 80 commissions to its name, has recorded over 30 critically acclaimed CDs and is familiar to British audiences through regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. In 1998 the Ensemble's contribution to British musical life was recognized by the Royal Philharmonic Society when it presented the group with the Best Chamber Ensemble Award, for which it was shortlisted again in 2010.

In the past few years the Ensemble has enjoyed a busy international schedule, with performances in Bermuda, Canada, the Czech Republic, China, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the USA. The Ensemble has also released recordings for the Chandos label of works by Martinů, Fauré, Enescu and Dvořák, all of which have been widely praised. The Dvořák disc and the most recent of two Enescu discs were each chosen as CD of the month by the BBC Music Magazine. They have recently released a new recording of piano quartets by Chausson and Saint-Saëns which received a double 5-star review in BBC Music Magazine. They have recently toured to Bermuda, the USA, Holland and Italy, and had performances at the Cambridge, Petworth, Spitalfields, Buxton, Gower, Tetbury and Bath/Mozart Festivals as well as a Fauré/Schumann series at London’s Wigmore Hall.

The Ensemble has decided to bring its 35-year career to a close at the end of June 2018. It will see out its final season in celebratory style, with around fifty concerts planned in the UK and abroad, including return visits to Romania and Luxembourg and two tours of the USA. The Ensemble’s final concert at Wigmore Hall will be on March 21st 2018.

“...vital spontaneity, expressive phrasing and an instinctive way of animating the music’s textures so that they are close-knit but at the same time luminously articulated” - The Daily Telegraph

“...to say they play with a seasoned eloquence, a unanimity of feeling born of deep communal consideration, is an understatement for they demand superlatives” - Sunday Times

“...outstanding in every respect” - Guardian

“...a supernatural degree of polish“- Los Angeles Times

Tickets sold by Richard Booth's Bookshop on behalf of Hay Music.
Please note: this concert takes place at St. Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye.

Price: £15.00 
 
Student£7.50