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The Galitzin Quartet

Sun Mar 18th 2012, 8:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
The Shakespeare Institute, Mason Croft, Church St., Stratford-On-Avon, CV37 6HP

This concert has been arranged by the Stratford upon Avon Chamber Music Society with the cooperation of the AJSW.



£16 Adults; £5 Students. Available on the door or in advance from the Stratford-upon-Avon Civic Hall Box Office (Tel: 01789 207100)

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The Galitzin Quartet: (clockwise, from top left) Pedro Meiriles (violin 1), Owen Cox (violin 2), Ken Ichinose (cello), Joe Ichinose (viola)

First Prize Winners of the 22nd Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition in Holland, 2007, the Galitzin Quartet was formed in 2003 at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

After playing together for only two months they won the ‘Sir Edward Cooper Prize’ at the Academy for their performance of Brahms’ 2nd String Quartet, which led to a public masterclass at the Wigmore Hall, London. Since this early achievement they have continued their prize-winning success, winning the Czech-London International Music Competition, receiving the Marjorie Bunty Lempfert award for chamber music, reaching the final of the Royal Overseas League Competition and winning the ‘Sir Arthur Bliss Prize’ for their performance of Bliss’ Clarinet Quintet with the critically acclaimed clarinetist Julian Bliss. The Galitzin Quartet held the Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music in 2006/07.

Since then, they have given many concerts in France, Switzerland, Holland and Germany, as well as in this country, and have had intensive coaching from the Ysäye quartet in Holland.

The Quartet is named after Prince Nicholas Galitzin of Saint Petersburg, the dedicatee of three of Beethoven's late Quartets: Op.127, 130 and 132.

Venue: The Shakespeare Institute

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Mason Croft was the home of novelist Marie Corelli until her death in 1924. Today it is occupied by the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute. The music room is normally used for lectures today, but concerts are still held here by the Stratford upon Avon Chamber Music Society.

Car parking is available on Church Street outside the building and in the district council car park opposite. The building is a 12-minute walk from Stratford-upon-Avon rail station.

A photo of the Mason Croft music room, circa 1910 (Photo: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, via Flickr)