Since playing in our Young Musicians’ concert some ten years ago, and subsequently gaining a First in music at Oxford, Savitri Grier has given...Full event information
Formed in 2001 by four graduates of the Royal College of Music, the Sacconi Quartet has become one of the UKs leading String Quartets. Praised for their technical excellence, lively ensemble playing and musicality, the Quartet has played at all the major London venues and has performed extensively throughout the UK and Europe. Released in 2016, their recording of Beethoven Op. 132 and Mendelssohn Op. 13, the first commercial pairing of these closely related works, received a 5-star review in Classical Music.
“String quartets stand out for different reasons, from quality of sound... to adventurous repertoire... to versatility, among whom the Sacconi Quartet... are front-runners. The playing is fresh and pliable, each work illuminating the other.” (Fiona Maddocks in The Observer)
In their programme the Sacconi Quartet play mature works by three great quartet composers: one of Haydn's late quartets (with variations on the tune which became the German national anthem), the first of the six quartets which Mozart wrote in honour of Haydn, and one of Dvořák's last quartets.
For more information about the Sacconi Quartet visit www.sacconi.com