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The Castalian String Quartet is fast emerging as one of the most exciting new voices in chamber music, having won prizes at major international competitions such as the 2016 Banff International Quartet Competition, 2015 Lyon International Competition, and 2013 Kammermusik Hannover Next Generation Competition.
But what is it like to be part of a string quartet? To what extent is it, as Goethe said, ‘a stimulating conversation between four intelligent people’ and what are the challenges of life as a chamber musician?
Ahead of their performance in the opening Coffee Concert of the 2017/18 season, Director of Wigmore Hall John Gilhooly spoke to the Castalian Quartet to find out more.
Vijay Iyer in conversation with Simon Rentner
Francesco Piemontesi explores Schubert with Michael White
Rachel Podger discusses her Wigmore residency with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Women composers at Wigmore Hall - Part 1
Women composers at Wigmore Hall - Part 2
Jessica Duchen interviews Alexander Melnikov about his Wigmore Hall Residency
In conversation with Jane Glover ‘Handel in London’
Christian Zacharias Lecture-Recital: Why does Schubert sound like Schubert?
Gerald Finley in conversation with Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Exploring Elliott Carter’s quartets with the JACK Quartet and Tom Service
Stéphane Degout in conversation with Richard Stokes
Introduction to the String Quartet (Part 4)
Introduction to the String Quartet (Part 3)
Introduction to the String Quartet (Part 2)
Introduction to the String Quartet (Part 1)
Dame Emma Kirkby discusses her career with Jessica Duchen
Dame Sarah Connolly in conversation with Katy Hamilton
Lionel Meunier shares his experience as artistic director and founder of Vox Luminis ahead of his residency at Wigmore Hall.
Jonathan Plowright in conversation with Yehuda Shapiro
Robin Tritschler: The Seasons – In Conversation with John Gilhooly
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