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Chester Music Society welcomes the Vanbrugh String Quartet

Celebrity concert season gets under way at St Mary's Centre on October 14

The Chester Music Societys Celebrity Concert season starts on October 14 at St Marys Centre with the Vanbrugh String Quartet. Picture courtesy of Chester Music Society

Chester Music Society is starting its new Celebrity Concert season with a performance by the Vanbrugh String Quartet at St Mary’s Centre on Wednesday, October 14 at 7.30pm.

The quartet is internationally recognised for its beauty of sound, clarity of texture and integrity of interpretation within an unusually wide range of repertoire.

Familiar visitors to all the main UK festivals, the Vanbrugh Quartet also broadcasts frequently for BBC Radio 3 and performs regularly at London’s Wigmore Hall and South Bank.

The quartet enjoys a thriving international career with past appearances including concerts in Berlin (Konzerthaus), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Hungary (Liszt Academy), Poland (Lancut Festival), Spain (Galicia Festival), Flanders Festival, Menuhin Festival, Gstaad plus numerous visits to Scandinavia where recordings were made of the complete Beethoven quartets.

The quartet tours the USA on a regular basis with performances in Carnegie Hall, New York and The Kennedy Centre in Washington.

Based in Cork as resident quartet to Radio Telefis Eireann, Ireland’s national broadcasting service, the members of the Quartet are also artists in residence to University College, Cork, and founders of the internationally acclaimed West Cork Chamber Music Festival.

In April 2005 the quartet hosted European Quartet Week as part of Cork’s tenure as European Capital of Culture.

In 2015 the Vanbrugh Quartet established the National String Quartet Foundation as their legacy. The foundation aspires to support string quartets, chamber musicians and composers of the present and future generations.

They will play music by Mozart, Schubert and Tchaikovsky plus the popular Shostakovich Quartet No 8.

Tickets at £14 are available from 07831 710558, 01244 381995, the Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Chester or via the website www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

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