The Dante Quartet
Fri Oct 20, 18:00 - Fri Oct 20, 22:00
chiesa di PAZZO LUPi
he Dante Quartet
The Dante Quartet, one of the UK’s finest ensembles, is known for its imaginative programming and impassioned performances. The Quartet was founded in 1995 and chose its name to reflect the idea of an epic journey. The Quartet has been honoured with the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music and has also received international awards for its recordings.
Frequently heard on Radio 3, the Quartet has appeared many times at London’s Wigmore Hall and Kings Place, and at some of the UK’s foremost festivals and music societies. Abroad, the Quartet has played in France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, the Czech Republic, and Poland, and has twice toured Japan.
The Dante Quartet has made a series of acclaimed recordings for Hyperion, winning the BBC Music Magazine Award and the French Diapaison d’Or. The Quartet has also recorded for Signum and Toccata Records and their recording of the string quartets by Herbert Howells was released on the Naxos label in 2019. The Dante Quartet has recently recorded the eight string quartets and two quintets of C.V. Stanford on the SOMM label.
The Quartet has performed cycles of the complete Beethoven and Shostakovich string quartets in single marathon weekends They have collaborated with playwright Clare Norburn (author of concert-drama 'Breaking the Rules') on a dramatized version of Beethoven’s quartet cycle, featuring actor David Timson as the composer. This innovative format has proved popular and has been performed many times. The Quartet will undertake further performances of 'Beethoven’s Quartet Journey' in August 2022.