World-class quartet to perform in town

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The renowned Arcadia String Quartet will perform at Alnwick Music Society’s next concert.

The group won the Wigmore Hall London International String Quartet Competition in 2012.

Scheduled to play at Alnwick Playhouse on Tuesday, November 12, the Quartet’s programme will include work by Beethoven, Janacek and Debussy.

Formed in 2005, this Romanian quartet consists of Ana Torok and Rasvan Dumitru (violins), Taian Boala (viola) and Zsolt Torok (cello). It plays principally in Germany.

Having also won the International Chamber Music Competition, Hamburg, in 2009, the Arcadia Quartet is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most exciting string quartets of its generation.

It has performed across the world including performances at the Budapest Spring Festival and the George Enescu Festival in Heidelberg.

The group has studied with world-famous quartets such as the Alban Berg and the Bartok and received critical acclaim for its performance at the Schleswig–Holstein Festival.

The programme for Alnwick will begin with Beethoven’s String Quartet Op 18 No 6 in B flat major and will continue with Janacek’s String Quartet No 2 Intimate Letters.

The programme will conclude with Debussy’s String Quartet in G major Op. 10.

Non-members are welcome to attend the concert, which starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £16 or 15 conc, can be obtained from the Playhouse in person, by calling 01665 510785, or from

Students in full-time education will be admitted for free.

It comes on the back of the Society’s first concert of the 2013/14 season, when pianist Nikolai Demidenko wowed the audience at Alnwick Castle’s Guest Hall, on Friday, October 11.

His programme for Alnwick included work by Russian composers Medtner and Rachmaninov, and two Schubert Sonatas.

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