SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2018

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Øyvor Volle                   violin

Annabelle Meare            violin

Berit Cardas                  viola

Bjørg Lewis                   cello



Quartet No. 73, Op. 74 No. 2, Hob III:73


Quartet in F major


Quartet No. 1 ('From My Life')

Our festival opens with the Norwegian Vertavo Quartet, who delighted us on their last visit in 2012. The Vertavo is internationally recognised as one of the most exciting and experienced string quartets playing today. Since its formation in 1984, Vertavo’s masterful performances and captivating sound quality have delighted audiences wherever they play.

The Vertavo will treat us to a truly mouth-watering evening of string quartets.  Haydn’s late quartet, composed on his return to Vienna from London in 1793 sets us up perfectly for the hauntingly beautiful Quartet by Maurice Ravel, and the moving autobiographical quartet by Bedrich Smetana, ‘From My Life’