Chilingirian Quartet Summer School West Dean 2018

April 24, 2018By LevonChilingirianEducation, Performance

Chilingirian String Ensemble Summer School 18 to 22 July 2018 The chance for amateur, young professional or student quartets or ensembles, to work closely with the celebrated Chilingirian Quartet. Study a repertoire of your own choice, with intensive, yet informal, daily coaching from the inspirational Chilingirian Quartet. Participate in collaborative ensemble playing sessions in the … Read More

Philip De Groote (1949-2018)

March 29, 2018By LevonChilingirianPhilip De Groote No Comments

Cellist Philip De Groote (1949-2018), the rock on which the Chilingirian Quartet was founded, passed away peacefully last night. His supremely sensitive playing provided the ideal conversational foil for all who had the privilege of performing with him. The Chilingirian Quartet profoundly mourns his untimely death. I am personally deeply saddened by the loss of … Read More

Chilingirians Mozart, Haydn quartets & quintets weekend at the Castle Hotel, Taunton April 2018

August 14, 2017By LevonChilingirianPerformance No Comments

The Chilingirian Quartet – Haydn and Mozart: String Quartets and Quintets The Chilingirian Quartet has performed many times at The Castle Hotel – this will be their thirteenth appearance since 1978. The event takes place 13 – 15 Apr 2018. Stay at the Castle Hotel over the weekend where all the events take place. Book this … Read More

Music Appreciation Saturday 18th June 2016 – Mozart & Beethoven masterpieces explored

April 7, 2016By LevonChilingirianEducation, Music appreciation courses, Performance

Music Appreciation day – Mozart & Beethoven Saturday 18th June, Chorleywood, just north of London Mozart K464 & Beethoven’s Op. 18 No.5 Levon talks about Mozart’s K464 and Beethoven’s Op.18 No.5 which are the subject of an entertaining, stimulating Saturday afternoon in Chorleywood: “Before Beethoven had even written a quartet, he copied the Finale of Mozart’s A … Read More

Chilingirian Quartet West Dean Music Summer School 12-16 July 2017

March 24, 2016By LevonChilingirianEducation, Music appreciation courses, Performance

Music Summer school 12-16th July 2017 MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL – FOR STRING QUARTETS AND ENSEMBLES Our Music Summer school for string quartets and ensembles takes place at West Dean College each year. Since its first year in 1983, many quartets and ensembles – student, amateur and professional – have benefitted from the immersive and supportive learning experience offered … Read More

Manoug Parikian, my teacher by Levon Chilingirian

February 20, 2016By LevonChilingirianEducation

Me and my teacher: Levon Chilingirian and Manoug Parikian When I began taking violin lessons with my uncle, I was forced to re-examine every aspect of my playing He was strict but he encouraged his students to find themselves. He also had a wonderful patience. Like most people of that age I had a feeling that I had a lot … Read More

Discover videos, podcasts, interviews on music performance & ideas

January 20, 2016By LevonChilingirianEducation, Music appreciation courses, Performance

What makes a string quartet? You can find out by subscribing to our podcasts, video interviews and reflections “At every turn one heard uncanny refinements of detail, with good taste, elegance…an ensemble of world stature.” – The Boston Globe What makes a string quartet thrive, what are the ideas, influences and dynamics of musical performance? … Read More