The Romanian Cultural Centre in London

Tuesday 2 Jul 2013

7pm at The Forge 3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL
Tickets: £9, concessions £7

Image courtesy of Mercury Quartet website

After a very successful first year of the RADAR series, the Mercury Quartet return, presenting new commissions alongside the great masterworks of the 20th and 21st century. The award-winning Mercury Quartet comprises four rising stars: Vlad Maistorovici (violin/viola), Corentin Chassard (cello), Antoine Francoise (piano/saxes), Harry Cameron-Penny (clarinets). Performing either as a quartet or alongside internationally renowned guest artists, they perform classic works of the 20th century alongside improvisations, live compositions, new commissions and unknown masterpieces

The Mercury Quartet was formed at the Royal College of Music (RCM) to realise a shared passion for Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Performing either as a quartet or alongside internationally renowned guest artists, they perform classic works of the 20th century alongside improvisations, live compositions, new commissions and unknown masterpieces.

Recent projects have included the recording of their Debut CD on the Non-Classical label, and performances of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with Julian Jacobson (London/O ford) and Linda Hirst (Dartington) and Elliot Carter’s Triple Duo in London, Dartington, Oxford and France. Recently they worked with Israeli composer Nimrod Katzir; premiering his recent composition ‘AZZA’ in Switzerland. They have also recorded for and broadcast on the Swiss station ‘Radio de la Suisse Romande’ and were invited to appear and perform on BBC Radio 3′s ‘In Tune’ show.

Programme:
Niculescu – Echos II (UK premiere)
Diana Rotaru – new commission
Oliver Weeks – new commission
Julian Anderson – Bearded Lady
Dan Dediu – Concert Gotic (UK premiere)

 

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