Arcadia String Quartet
Ana Török violin Răsvan Dumitru violin
Traian Boală viola Zsolt Török cello
HAYDN String Quartet in G, Op. 33, No. 5
BARTOK String Quartet, No. 3
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2 Rasumovsky
Winners of the 2014 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, the 2012 Wigmore Hall London International String Quartet Competition, the 2011 Almere International Chamber Music Competition and the International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg in 2009, the Arcadia Quartet is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most exciting string quartets of their generation. Formed in 2006 under the close supervision of Nicusor Silaghi (member of the Transilvan Quartet), while students at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Romania, the quartet has developed rapidly, guided by members of the Belcea Quartet, the Artis Quartet and the Alban Berg Quartet. They have performed across the world including performances at the Budapest Spring Festival, George Enescu International Festival, Cité International des Arts in Paris, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Pollack Hall in Montreal, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, in Poland, Tel Aviv and Beijing, and throughout the UK.
Their Scottish tour in 2013 made such an impression that they were invited again in the 2015/16 season for a 14 concert tour in Scotland. The quartet play Bartok superbly and will record his complete quartets for Chandos in 2017.
"The playing has such intensity... the music is an assault on the senses, piercing the heart of this unsettling music" - The Financial Times
- 28 February 2017 08:00 PM
The opening concert was a joy for members and visitors alike, so now's the time to plan ahead for the next one in the midst of the Festival. Tickets can be booked through the Festival Box Office.
Your season ticket also gives you access to concerts in Lanark and Peebles for half price - well worth the money. If you have not yet renewed membership, there is still good value in joining for seven concerts at the price of five and comes with a complimentary ticket so you can bring a friend. A particular welcome to those who have joined for the first time.
Next concert is Moishe's Bagel on 24th October, in the Biggar Little Festival, with a mix of Klezmer, jazz and Latin music, then the Pomegranate Piano Trio on 14th November and Maxwell String Quartet with Anna Hashimoto making up the clarinet quintet on 7th December.
After Christmas, 17th January sees the Navarra String Quartet, Sunday afternoon, 10th February, is the BBC Young Musician winner, saxophonist Jess Gillam, with pianist Zeynep Ozsuca. Sarah Beth Briggs returns on 8th March with her wonderful piano mastery and we end the season on 25th March with the A4 Brass Quartet, winners of the Tunnell prize.