Mendelssohn Octet: Doric String Quartet & Tagus String Quartet
25 October 2016, 17:45
This event will be broadcast from Headington School: The Hall
The Doric String Quartet are joined by an exceptional new ensemble, the Tagus Quartet: students at the Royal Academy of Music coached by the Doric Quartet. Together they play Mendelssohn's Octet, largely written when the composer was just 16 and long considered one of the greatest chamber music works.
See the Doric String Quartet for their performance of Haydn and Mendelssohn's string quartets at the Holywell Music Room on 26th October.
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
EnsembleFirmly established as one of the leading quartets of its generation, the Doric String Quartet receives enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Winner of the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan and 2nd prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in Italy, the Quartet now performs in leading concert halls throughout Europe including Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and De ... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
The Schumann Project: 14-29 October 2016 The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be the Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trad...