Plans for 2013!
We had a fantastic end to 2012 with trips to the USA, Ireland, Holland and Belgium and collaborations with wonderful artists including Emma Johnson and Kathryn Stott. And what better way to start 2013 than with a sold-out concert at Wigmore Hall! This year we have some very exciting recording projects planned including Alexander Raskatov’s “Monk Music” and a follow-up recording of Philip Glass for Naxos. And of course we look forward to celebrating Britten’s 100th anniversary year!
We’ve had some amazing works written for us this year and have many more to come!
We’ve been performing Arlene Sierra’s ‘Insects in Amber’ which was commissioned by the Cheltenham International Music Festival and this summer John McCabe wrote us a new quartet ‘Summer Eves’ to be premiered at the Presteigne Festival. Other new works have included oboe quintets by Michael Berkeley and Sven-Ingo Koch with Nicholas Daniel - oboe.
Coming up soon are premieres of new quartets by Robert Fokkens and Gordon Crosse and next year new works by Alexander Raskatov, Huw Watkins and Ian Venebles.
Check out our schedule page to catch these premieres and repeat performances!
Carducci Music Trust
We’re delighted to be holding a fund-raising concert and dinner in aid of the Carducci Music Trust next month on Wednesday 10th October 2012. The programme will include Beethoven’s Quartet op.18 no.2 and Shostakovitch’s powerful Piano Quintet in G minor Op 57 (with Charles Owen, piano).
The concert will take place in Kensington, London (7.00pm for 7.30pm concert, followed by dinner)
For more info and tickets please email:
Cathy Boyes, Trust Administrator, email@example.com
We hope to see you there!
About the Carducci Music Trust
‘Inspiring audiences and musicians for the future’
The Carducci Music Trust is a charity which supports educational work in schools, family concerts, young musicians and the Carducci Quartet’s annual Festival at Highnam. Established by the Carducci Quartet in 2009 to support its passion for music education, the Trust has raised over £30,000 to date to fund projects with young people, and to support the Carducci Festival.
Summer Concerts and New Music!
The Carducci Festival at Highnam was a great success! We had glorious sunshine, wonderful artists and sell-out audiences. We then left for a tour of Colombia, where we performed and gave masterclasses in Bogota, Medellin and Barranquilla. The quartet is now looking forward to some exciting Summer concerts including Cheltenham Festival and Wigmore Hall this July. We’re then off to the Presteigne Festival in August where we will premiere works by John McCabe and Michael Berkeley along with performances of music by Sally Beamish and David Matthews.
Flying and running!
We had a fantastic few weeks in the US, taking in Utah, California, New Jersey, Oregon and New York! Fantastic venues, wonderful hospitality and some spectacular settings for Emma’s last training runs before this year’s London Marathon, which took place only a few days after we returned. Many congratulations to her for running an amazingly fast time and raising money for RP Fighting Blindness.
Emma’s Marathon fundraising page!
New Carducci baby!
Michelle and Eoin are delighted to announce the arrival of baby Annie, born on Monday the 19th of March. Joining Charlie, Daisy and Evie, she completes the Carducci Junior Quartet!
New management – CLB!
We are thrilled to announce that we have joined the exciting artist roster at CLB management. They will be working as our general managers and we look forward to working with them on many exciting projects in the future!
You can read more about them here at: www.clbmanagement.co.uk
Carducci Festival 2012
We are delighted to announce the details of our 6th annual Carducci Festival at Highnam. For 2012 we are joined by an exciting array of world-class guest artists – clarinettist Emma Johnson, pianist Julius Drake and baritone Roderick Williams, who will also be giving a masterclass for young singers. As in previous years, Festival events take place in several beautiful Highnam venues and offer a wonderful opportunity to combine great chamber music concerts with interactive and educational events for children, students and families. We look forward to seeing you there! Tickets and more details here!
Collaborations and LA rain!
This Autumn has been a season of collaborations, performing with Julian Bliss, Colin Carr, Simon Rowland-Jones, Gemma Rosefield, Patrick Messina, Francois Chouchan, Robert Plane and Charys Green. In October we travelled up to Scotland for a series of concerts and it was fantastic to receive such a warm welcome and see familiar faces in the audiences. Our USA tour started out in Bethlehem, PA and took in Coe Hall before flying over to LA for a mini residency with the LA Music Guild. We took the rain with us but that didn’t dampen our spirits and we had a wonderful time, giving a series of exciting recitals alongside going into schools and giving masterclasses.