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16. A Swedish Sensation

10 October 2021, 17:45 - 18:45

Enjoy the whole festival live online for £165 with a Digital Festival Pass. All events will be available on demand after broadcast until 30th November, so you can catch up at a time which suits you.

The Stenhammar Quartet is one of Sweden’s leading ensembles, with a particularly strong reputation for performing Scandinavian chamber music. There are no better exponents of the string quartets of Wilhelm Stenhammar, which are counted among the composer’s finest works. Today they perform his magnificent fourth quartet. It was completed in 1907 and dedicated to Jean Sibelius, and its last movement – a set of variations on a Swedish folksong – is considered a masterpiece of the quartet repertoire.

The Stenhammar Quartet are also joined by mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean for a performance of songs for quartet and voice by Stenhammar's close friend Henri Marteau.



This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The performance duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.


(Online bookings only)

Book five or more concerts at the same time: 5% discount

Book ten or more concerts at the same time: 10% discount

Book fifteen or more concerts at the same time: 15% discount

For even further discounts click here for more information on our Festival Passes.

Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.


Artist Portrait

Stenhammar Quartet

Stenhammar Quartet

String Quartet

The Stenhammar Quartet was founded in 1995. The members are Peter Olofsson and Per Öman, violins, Tony Bauer, viola and Mats Olofsson, cello.Their warm and energetic musicianship together with striking technical refinement have given them a position as one of the most interesting and respected quartets in Scandinavia today. Tours in Sweden as well as invitations to many chambermusic festivals have brought the quartet to England, Polen, Germany, Denmark, Algers, Finland and India during last years. In 2010 the quartet made it’s deb... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Lotte Betts-Dean

Lotte Betts-Dean


Praised by The Guardian for her “irrepressible sense of drama and unmissable, urgent musicality”, Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean’s wide ranging repertoire encompasses opera, oratorio, contemporary music, art song, chamber music and early music. A versatile concert artist performing predominantly in Australia and in the UK, recent highlights include her debut with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis (Stravinsky Perséphone), performances at Buxton International Festival, St John’s Smith S... Read Full Biography

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