Masterclass: London Haydn Quartet
Monday 5 October 2015
Recital Hall East
Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Sydney NSW
One of the world's leading period instrument string quartets, The London Haydn Quartet was born out of a passion for Haydn. They have received invitations to many of the most important concert series in the UK, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
The London Haydn Quartet's series of recordings of Haydn's quartets on the Hyperion label (the op 9, op 17, op 20 and op 33 quartets to date) have met with international critical acclaim.
The quartet has given recitals of all-Haydn programmes at New York's Carnegie Hall, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Cheltenham Festival, Bath Mozartfest, Klara Festival, the Granada International Festival and at Haydn festivals in Esterhazy, Lincoln and Lyon and the English Haydn Festival. In 2012 the quartet gave a series of four concerts at the Wigmore Hall in which they performed all Haydn's opus 20 quartets and the six Mozart quintets with violist Steven Dann. More recently their programmes have included series juxtaposing the late Haydn and early Beethoven quartets.
In addition to their highly acclaimed performances of Haydn they have formed a collaboration with period clarinettist Eric Hoeprich with whom they also recorded the Brahms and Mozart quintets on the Glossa label. Recent concerts in this combination include a re-invitation to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, several concerts in USA and Canada including a recital at the Library of Congress and Yale University as well as appearances in Switzerland, France, Germany and Czech Republic.
The quartet has also taught in several series of master-classes at the Juilliard School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, Yale University, Royal Academy of Music and the Domaine Forget amongst others.
- Free event, bookings not required