£17.50 (£12 concessions)8:00 pm Dean Bridge Lane, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1TRHepworth ChurchEvent Type:Music
“An exceptional ensemble…a unanimous sense of musical breath and a meticulous attention to detail”
“The Sacconi, a fast rising British string quartet … bring something fresh and distinctive.”
Join us in the atmospheric setting of Hepworth Church to hear one of the UK’s leading string quartets in a programme opening with Jonathan Dove’s spirited ‘Out of Time’. The award-winning Sacconi Quartet complete the programme with a performance of Beethoven’s epic late string quartet no.14, rated by the composer as his most perfect single work. Expect a performance of creativity, energy and integrity of interpretation – a real musical treat.
Formed in 2001, the award-winning Sacconi Quartet embodies a shared passion for string quartet music, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm. Ben Hancox and Hannah Dawson play violin, Robin Ashwell plays viola and Cara Berridge plays cello.
Performances have included twenty-one world premières and four British premières, including works by György Kurtág, Paul Patterson, John McCabe, Simon Rowland-Jones, Robin Holloway, John Metcalf and Alun Hoddinott. They were also invited to perform on Paul McCartney‘s hit ‘Come Home’. Performing with style and commitment, the quartet is known throughout the world for its creativity and integrity of interpretation.
You can download the programme notes here.
DOVE, J: String Quartet ‘Out of Time’
MOZART: String Quartet in D major K.499 ‘Hoffmeister’
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131
Firm believers in the importance of bringing chamber music to the next generation, the Sacconi Quartet dedicates much passion, time and energy to education work. They regularly lead workshops and give school and family concerts as part of the Sacconi Chamber Music Festival outreach programme and the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust. Their latest project, an educational show entitled The String Thing, with script by Matthew Sharp, went down a storm wherever it was performed.
The Sacconi won First Prize at the Trondheim International String Quartet Competition and Second Prize, the Sidney Griller Award and the Esterhazy Prize at the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition. They also won the Kurtág Prize at the 2005 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition and First Prize in the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition. In 2006 they were selected for representation by Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT), awarded an Angel Award by The Herald newspaper for outstanding performances in the Edinburgh Festival and nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award.