22 – 24 March 2019 | St Mary's Church, Tetbury

Tetbury Music Festival has teamed up with BBC Radio 3 to present a weekend of Chamber Music from 22 to the 24 March, featuring leading chamber ensemble The Calidore String Quartet alongside world-class soloists Jennifer Pike and Zhang Zuo. All three concerts will take place at St Mary's Church, Tetbury and be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

New York City based ensemble The Calidore String Quartet opens the Chamber Weekend on Friday 22 March with a performance of Prokofiev’s String Quartet No. 2 and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 10. The following evening, the Quartet is joined by pianist Zhang Zuo for works by Schumann, Caroline Shaw, Mendelssohn, Golijov and Beethoven.

The Calidore String Quartet join forces with Jennifer Pike and Zhang Zuo on Sunday 24 March, bringing the weekend to a close with Chausson’s Concerto in D major, Op. 21 for Violin, Piano and String Quartet.

All the artists performing are former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists, now well established in their international careers. The BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme holds prestige around the world, and brings some of the most promising new talent to listeners across the UK through BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.

Tetbury Music Festival Director Caz Weller Knight looks forward to bringing this thrilling line-up of musicians to Tetbury: “We are delighted to be co-producing this weekend of concerts with BBC Radio 3 during the 20th anniversary year of the prestigious New Generation Artist Scheme. Well established on the international stage, the Calidore Quartet, Zhang Zuo, piano, and Jennifer Pike, violin, will delight our concert-goers with these three varied and interesting concert programmes.”

Tetbury Music Festival will return in September 2019 with an exciting line up of world-class musicians. The full programme will be announced soon on the Tetbury Music Festival website.


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