Engegård Quartet – Oxford Debut

/ Feb

Engegård Quartet – Oxford Debut

SJE Arts
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
£42, £28, £18, £15, students £5 off, under 18s 50% off

Mozart: String Quartet no.15 in D minor K. 421/417b
Sibelius: Voces Intimæ Op.56
Grieg: String Quartet in G minor Op.27

Formed under the midnight sun in 2006, the Engegård Quartet has rapidly become one of Norway’s most sought after ensembles.  Their bold, fresh interpretations of the classical repertoire combined with a deep attachment to their Scandinavian roots has attracted international acclaim; the quartet’s debut CD was praised as ‘breath-taking’ in The Strad.

For their first ever performance in Oxford, they combine Mozart’s much-loved quartet in D minor with works by Grieg and Sibelius.  Anyone familiar with orchestral works by these two composers will quickly find idiomatic motifs in these quartets – they are symphonic structures in charming miniature.

‘…those seeking the Grieg/Sibelius pairing in modern sound would be hard pressed to find better.’  Richard Bratby, Gramophone

Engegård Quartet