Spring Concerts; Exploring Beethoven and Borodin
Join us this spring for 2 London performances: at our namesake church, St Paul’s, Grove Park, London W4 on March 22nd at 7pm, and at the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square on March 24 at 6:30.
The programme of Borodin Quartet Op2, and Beethoven Opus 132 will also include a short discussion about this giant of the string quartet repertoire. We are very excited to announce that this will be led by our special guest, musician and actor William Ludwig.
Tickets for 22/03 on the door.
Contact Conway Hall directly; http://conwayhall.org.uk
Beatrix Lovejoy Violin Trust
Beatrix Lovejoy is currently playing on a violin made by Antonio Gragnani in 1778. Thanks are due to the Stradivari Trust, who worked with her to build a syndicate of investors. Huge thanks, of course, also to the generous supporters and investors themselves. She is delighted that she is now performing and recording with this wonderful instrument, having celebrated with a recital in September in Hughes Hall, Cambridge, with pianist Simon Lane.
St Paul’s Quartet at the Old Fire Station, Oxford; the Interactive Quartet
The quartet’s flagship education project The Interactive Quartet was first trialled at the wonderful Old Fire Station theatre in Oxford. It went with a bang, or rather a very loud collective stamp. Thank you to our audiences for taking part with such enthusiasm, both there and when we took the project into schools. We look forward to returning with the next instalment later this season.
Hot on the heels of Schubert
Thank you once again to Gray’s Inn Chapel, for such a warm welcome to the quartet when we returned to play Schubert with Borodin. What a wonderful concert venue.
Continuing the Schubert theme, Bea and Ben have been performing the great B flat major piano trio; in London, with esteemed West End director Mike Read, and also in Artannes-sur-Indre, near Tours, France, with British virtuoso Simon Lane.
Catherine can be heard in recital with recent SPQ guest pianist Charlotte Brennand, playing Schubert and Elgar Sonatas in Brighton (Chapel Royal, North St 11/06/19 at 1pm) and in a by-invitation Oxfordshire performance at The Studio, Farnley Tyas, Blewbury, Oxfordshire.
Further info available via St Pauls Quartet contact address, above.