Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham concert 28th January 2016

Nottingham chamber music concert January 26th 2016

If you’re in Nottingham, catch our concert at the Lakeside Arts Centre, 26th January where we’ll performing:

Beethoven String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 ‘Serioso’
Bartók String Quartet No. 3
Dvorák String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106

Thu 28 Jan 7.30pm 1 hr 40 mins incl. interval
Djanogly Recital Hall
£16.50, £15.50 concessions

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Film: Mendelssohn on Mull Festival nurturing young musicians

Mendelssohn on Mull festival

is a Scottish chamber music festival which takes place every year in the first week of July. The festival has been running for over 26 years is one of the most exceptional music experiences in the world. Certainly one of friendliest. It’s a simple idea – to bring a new generation of musicians into contact with seasoned professional mentors in relaxed and stunning surroundings, far from the treadmill and stresses of the professional music circuit.  They workshop beautiful music and then perform a series of free concerts in venues across Mull, Iona and in Oban.

The festival has a unique character and this short film illustrates its value and appeal for all those taking part as audience or players. The Mendelssohn on Mull Trust has also reinvigorated music making for young children on the island through its support of workshops which are now oversubscribed every month. Beside Levon, Susie  Mészáros and Stephen Orton from the Chilingirian Quartet perform and mentor alongside other fine chamber musicians including Marcia Crayford, Gaby Lester, Jessica Beeston

 

Music Appreciation Day: Beethoven & Mozart 22 May 2016

Chilingirian Quartet Mozart Beethoven music appreciation day 22 May 2016

“Now that is a great piece!” This was Beethoven’s comment when a visitor noticed he had copied the entire finale of Mozart’s A Major Quartet in his sketchbook. Join the charismatic Chilingirian Quartet for an enlightening study of Mozart K464 and Beethoven Op 18 No 5 Quartets, illustrating the touching tribute Beethoven paid to Mozart’s most daring quartet. Informal performances will complete the day.

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This day will focus on two great quartets: Mozart K464 And Beethoven Op 18 No 5.
Join the charismatic Chilingirian Quartet for an enlightening study of Mozart K464 and Beethoven Op 18 No 5 Quartets, that aims to illustrate what a touching tribute Beethoven paid to Mozart’s most daring quartet!
18103-west-dean-college-exterior-4-Held in the beautiful surroundings of West Dean College, West Sussex is internationally recognised for conservation and creative arts. It has one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public. A unique place to study, visit or stay, it is a centre of excellence, creativity and tranquility. Underpinning it all is the vision of founder and Surrealist patron Edward James, connecting today’s students and visitors with a rich heritage of arts, craft and creative possibility.

LEVEL: SUITABLE FOR ALL

A subject focused course that is delivered to suit any level of experience from beginner to advanced practitioner. A structured start is followed by guided independent practice.

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(provisional – this may be adapted by the tutors during the course)

10.30am Registration and Coffee
10.45–12.30am Morning session
12.45pm Lunch
2.00pm Afternoon session
3.30pm Tea
4.00pm Informal recital 5–5.30pm Course ends

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Music Appreciation Day: Bartók & Beethoven 23 April 2016

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Music appreciation Saturday 23rd April 2016 – Bartók and Beethoven

This event is suitable for all levels of music appreciation. A one day course focusing on two contrasting quartet’s: Bartok’s Third Quartet and Beethoven Op 18 No 1.

“Daring and virtuosic music”

There is no better introduction to Bartok’s music than his Third Quartet!
An amazingly concentrated work of 15 minutes with two sections of wildly contrasting music. Mysterious sounds are set alongside wild glissandi and Hungarian Folk Dances!

We complement Bartok with Beethoven’s Op 18 No 1, his first calling card to the Viennese public announcing that a new and revolutionary Quartet composer has arrived at the end of the 18th Century! Daring and virtuosic music including a depiction of the Vault Scene from Romeo and Juliet.

We’ll be hosting more music appreciation days this year. Sign up to our mailing list to find out more details in advance or drop your email details on the comment form at the bottom of this page.

LEVEL: SUITABLE FOR ALL

TIMETABLE
(provisional – this may be adapted by the tutors during the course)

10.30am Registration and Coffee 10.45–12.30am Morning session
12.45pm Lunch
2.00pm Afternoon session 3.30pm Tea
4.00pm Informal recital 5–5.30pm Course ends
Cost £72

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Education

The Quartet maintains a keen balance between its performance and teaching activities. Its residencies have included:

Royal College of Music (1988 to present)
West Dean College (1983 to present)
Lake District Summer Music Festival (1984 to present)
Liverpool University (1973 – 1976)
Norway Chamber Music Association (1984 – 1996)
Sussex University (1985 – 1993)

ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC

As Quartet in Residence at the Royal College of Music, the Chilingirian provides the vital dimension of chamber music to the training of outstanding young performers from all corners of the globe. Through its regular coaching sessions, lecture demonstrations and concerts, the Chilingirian has been instrumental in the formation of some of the world’s most sought-after ensembles, such as the Belcea Quartet, and has nurtured individuals who have gone on to very important roles in ensembles of international standing, such as Edward Dusinberre of the Takacs Quartet.

In February 2009, the Quartet inaugurated its own Fest dedicated to Haydn, giving high-profile performance opportunities to advanced students alongside lectures, concerts, and masterclasses given by distinguished musicians and colleagues.

WEST DEAN COLLEGE

West Dean is the stunning estate in rural Sussex where the Quartet course takes place every summer. It provides an opportunity for students to take part in concentrated study and daily coaching sessions with members of the Chilingirian Quartet. Ensembles are based in magnificent rooms in the main house, and take masterclasses followed by showcase concerts at the end of the week. Many young groups have used the course as a final preparation for important international competitions and concert engagements. The Chilingirian also gives its own concerts to packed and enthusiastic audiences during the week.

LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL

For over twenty-five years, the Quartet has been central to the development of the Lake District Summer Music Festival as an internationally recognized festival in one of England’s most beautiful areas. The Quartet performs with other resident artists, such as Steven Doane, Colin Carr, and Arnaldo Cohen, and teaches chamber music to students who gather from around the world.

Recently the Chilingirian has also led and directed performances of large-scale chamber works such as Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht, joined by student quartets and faculty colleagues.

THE VENEZUELA CONNECTION

The Chilingirian Quartet has established an exciting connection with Venezuela’s “El Sistema,” world-famous for its Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. The Quartet has been asked to further the chamber music education of the group’s highly talented young players by visiting Caracas to teach and perform with the older players who will pass on their experiences to their younger colleagues. Ensembles from “El Sistema” have been invited to the Quartet’s prestigious summer course at West Dean in England.

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“Daring and virtuosic music”, Levon Chilingirian

A day suitable for all levels includes, tea, lunch, discussion, audience Q&A and performances by Levon Chilingirian, Ronald Birks, Susie Mészáros & Stephen Orton. In the beautiful West Sussex countryside at West Dean More details

Chilingirian Quartet Mozart Beethoven music appreciation day 22 May 2016Music Appreciation Day: Mozart & Beethoven 22 May 2016

 

” Now that is a great piece!”, said Beethoven when a visitor noticed that he had copied out the entire Finale of Mozart’s A Major Quartet in one of his sketchbooks

Join the Chilingirian Quartet for an enlightening study of Mozart K464 and Beethoven Op 18 No 5 Quartets, illustrating the touching tribute Beethoven paid to Mozart’s most daring quartet. Informal performances will complete the day.

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Artists in Residence at Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Chilingirian Quartet feature as artists' in residence at the Globe, London

Artists in Residence at Shakespeare’s Globe, London
Soul searching concert FEBRUARY 22nd 2016

Chilingirian Quartet feature as artists' in residence at the Globe, London

Monday 22 February, 7.30pm

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£10 standing
£15 – £48 seats
£62 premium tickets

Levon Chilingirian leads a soul-searching programme of music composed from inside two 20th century prison camps. Messiaen’s titanic Quatuor pour la fin du temps performed in the Stalag VIII-A, a prisoner-of-war camp in Görlitz in 1941, follows Edgar Bainton’s dazzlingly harmonic op. 26 string quartet, composed at the Ruhleben internment camp in 1915.

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Commemorating the centenary of Armenian Genocide 1915-2015

Soushigi-trailersmThe Chilingirian Quartet created a special multimedia project to mark the centenary of the Armenian Genocide in the month leading up to the anniversary April 2015 performing 10 songs by Komitas. As well as performances of these songs at the Armenian church in Chelsea, the videos included family archive photographs, articles, reminiscences and interviews. The responses included, “quite wonderful. This is so beautiful. Enchanting music,”“I’ve just been watching your videos and reading about the project – which is absolutely wonderful. I love the images, the music and the touching stories, and I am finding the combination so powerful!”, Cheryl

“Not only is the playing and filming really beautiful but all the history and photographs are so interesting and moving also”

See the Komitas Multimedia project here

 

CREATING A CHAMBER MUSIC ACADEMY
FOR VENEZUELA’S “EL SISTEMA”

The Chilingirian Quartet have recently been invited by Jose Antonio Abreu, father of Venezuela’s hugely successful “El Sistema” and the Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra, to create a new Chamber Music Academy in Venezuela.

In this exciting new role, the Quartet will spearhead a project of nationwide master classes, performances, and teacher training programmes. In addition, the Quartet will perform a series of concerts in the city of Caracas and provinces throughout Venezuela, starting in January 2010.

KING’S PLACE INAUGURAL CONCERT
In October 2008, the Chilingirian Quartet was among the first musicians to perform at London’s spectacular new concert venue, King’s Place. The Quartet participated in the hall’s opening week festivities, and joined oboist Nicholas Daniel for the world premiere of a specially commissioned oboe quartet by Thea Musgrave.
CELEBRATION AT WIGMORE HALL
On October 20, 2008, the Quartet celebrated the 60th birthday of Michael Berkeley with Dame Felicity Lott, Julius Drake, and Thomas Carroll.
TRIBUTE TO CLIFFORD BENSON
The group commemorated the life and music of the late pianist Clifford Benson at the Royal Academy of Music, joined by many distinguished colleagues, including William Bennett, Anthony Pay, and Michael Dussek
HAYDN BICENTENARY
From December 2008 to April 2009, the bicentenary celebration of Franz Joseph Haydn offers a wonderful opportunity to honour a composer who has been a staple of the Chilingirian Quartet’s repertoire.

Between December 2008 and April 2009, the Quartet will join in an exploration of over twenty of Haydn’s quartets at Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, and the Castle Hotel in Taunton, where an ambitious week of concerts will include all of this great master’s quartets shared by various ensembles. For details, visit The Castle Hotel.

Between April 7 and 14, 2009, the Chilingirian will also collaborate with the Hilliard Ensemble in a programme of music for Holy Week, containing juxtaposed movements of Haydn’s Seven last Words on the Cross with Gesualdo’s Paraskevi… This program will be performed at the following locations:     7 April, Valencia, Spain
8 April, Wigmore Hall, London, UK
9 April, Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany
10 April, St. Barnabas Church, Oxford, UK
14 April, Casteliotissa Hall, Nicosia, Cyprus
     NEW MOZART CD
The first of three volumes featuring Mozart’s complete viola quintets has recently been released on CRD. The second volume will soon be released. To purchase volume one, please visit CRD.

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